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Ontario-CAN (ON)
Sunday, September 15, 2019 — 3:00:00 PM EST | Race ID : 2197391
Canada Mile
Grade I / Group 1*CPU – Purse : $750,000
Restricted to 3 Year Olds and Older
8 Furlongs | ~1600 Meters | One Mile Firm Turf

NAPLES LANE AND MOWBRY TURN THE CANADA MILE INTO A GRUDGE MATCH

10 colts and geldings 3 and up head to Ontario, Canada to compete at a mile for G1 honors and a $750,000 purse. The field contains one G1 winning multi-millionaire, 2 additional G1 winners and 5 graded winners.

Here is your field.

Post 1 – NAPLES LANE
Odds – 4/1
Owner – given88
Pedigree – MALIBU MOON x REDOUTE’S CHOICE x KINGMAMBO
NAPLES LANE is sired by Malibu Moon is the 3rd runner out of the EOY multiple G1 winning (Breeders’ Bowl Distaff winner) multi-millionaire WISTER ROAD. NAPLES LANE started his career with 6 races on the dirt and then switched to turf. This 4-year-old colt has proved he belongs in the top caliber races when he took the G1 The Cobbler Mile. He faced off against Mowbray in his last in the G1 Eddie O Cap where he was on the lead but could not keep it until the finish. He has posted 121 and 120 speeds in 2 of his last 4 races. This given trained runner is co-morning line favorite and is a contender here.

Post 2 – THE FALCATA
Odds – 29/1
Owner – fairhaven1
Pedigree – CHURCHILL (IRE) x SEEKING THE GOLD x NORTHERN DANCER
This 3-year-old lenny271 trained colt by Churchill (IRE) is one of 13 runners out of the G1 winning millionaire broodmare COMPENSATION. Out of those 13, COMPENSATION has produced a G1 winner and 2 G3 winners. THE FALCATA is competing in a G1 and facing older horses for the first time. He has shown steady improvement is his recent races but will need to show more than he previously showed winning the Seattle Habitat Turf Mile. If you think he can handle the older horses, 29/1 would be a sweet price to cash in on.

Post 3 – GOROSAURUS
Odds – 4/1
Owner – champions10
Pedigree – ZOFFANY x GALILEO (IRE) x DYNAFORMER
GOROSAURUS is sired by Zoffany based on the G3 winning CELTIC NIGHTMARE. This 5-year-old gelding has come into his own in the last 2 races taking the G3 The Marcy’s Fort and the G2 Fivestarnick Handicap. He posted a 123 in his last race and will need a similar effort to take this G1 in his 1st attempt versus top competition. This stoners trainee cuts back a half furlong here and is listed as the co-favorite at 4/1.

Post 4 – IRON KING LV
Odds – 14/1
Owner – grtnotion
Pedigree –14/1
Kingman has sired this atthewire trained 4-year-old gelding that is the 1st runner out of IRON JAMDANI. IRON KING LV is making his first start for his new connections and will face a tough test here. With his highest quality wins being at the allowance NW3X level, he is listed in the morning line at 14/1. It will take a much-improved effort for IRON KING LV to get his picture taken here.

Post 5 – APPROACH POINT
Odds – 9/1
Owner – greta1
Pedigree – POINT OF ENTRY x NEW APPROACH (IRE) x KINGMAMBO
This 5-year-old horse is by Point Of Entry out of MAMBO APPROACH. APPROACH POINT is the 2nd of 3 runners out of MAMBO APPROACH. Trained by greta1, he has a G3 win (The Patrick Ewing) on his resume. He steps up here to take on his toughest field yet after an attempt at the G2 Fivestarnick Handicap. Listed at 9/1 in the morning line I believe he would need a career best effort to take the top prize.

Post 6 – NORTHERN TSUNAMI
Odds – 8/1
Owner – branrg
Pedigree – NORTH LIGHT x FORTY NINER x A.P. INDY
NORTHERN TSUNAMI is the old man of the field. This 6-year-old is by North Light out of the G3 winning broodmare GLAD GIRLS. NORTHERN TSUNAMI is one of 4 graded winners out of GLAD GIRLS. This richgins trainee is making his 2nd start after unsuccessfully attempting to defend his title in the G2 Fivestarnick Handicap. He will need to regain his 2017 – 2018 form to be successful here. He is currently listed at 9/1 in the morning line.

Post 7 – UPSTANDING GUY
Odds – 9/2
Owner – rsb
Pedigree – FRANKEL (GB) x FORTY NINER x A.P. INDY
This 5-year-old is by Frankel and is also out of the broodmare GLAD GIRLS. UPSTANDING GUY is making his 2nd start after a 4-month break. He matched his career best speed figure in his last start finishing 2nd in the G2 Fivestarnick Handicap. This richgins trainee also has a G3 win in The Next Episode and was G1 placed in The Parking Ticket. His best races have seen him sit off the pace and strike when the pace falters. Listed here at 9/2 he seems to be a pretty good fit.

Post 8 – BLUE KORNSNAKE
Odds – 7/1
Owner – korn
Pedigree – DUBAWI (IRE) x PIVOTAL x SADLER’S WELLS
BLUE KORNSNAKE is sired by Dubawi (IRE) and is the first runner out of the multiple G1 winning multi-millionaire YELLOW KORNSNAKE. Trained by kwikvett, BLUE KORNSNAKE has competed in 23 races, which is tops in this field and has also the top earner in the field with over $2 million in earnings. His last win was in June of 2018 in the G2 The United Invitational at 9 furlongs. Would need to duplicate his G2 effort to get the win here.

Post 9 – SHERPA MYTH
Odds – 9/1
Owner – ace6
Pedigree – GALILEO (IRE) x KRIS S. x DANEHILL
This 5-year-old is by Galileo (IRE) out of the G2 winning broodmare MYTHOLOGY. She has had 1 G1 winner and 2 other graded winners out of 10 runners. This ace trained runner has had 4 consecutive G1 races with his best finish coming in the G1 The Road Kill Mile. SHERPA MYTH should be midpack early and will attempt to finish strong. He turns back in distance here and is listed at 9/1 in the morning line. He will need to improve on his career best effort here.

Post 10 – MOWBRAY
Odds – 9/2
Owner – liam28
Pedigree – SUPER SAVER x DYLAN THOMAS x KINGMAMBO
MOWBRAY is sired by Super Saver and is the 3rd runner out of KINGS MEADOWS. Trained by liam, this 4-year-old colt started his career with 7 races on the dirt with only a maiden win. He turned into a completely different runner when switched to the grass. Since the switch, he has won 6 out of 7 races with a G3 win and a G1 win in his last 2 races. In his last 4 races his lowest speed figure is 119 with his top speed being 125. He turns back in distance today and at 9/2 in the morning line is tough not to like today.

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  1. Nice article Kody