All-Stakes Pick 4 play for Woodbine Mile Day

September 13th, 2018

The C$800,000 Woodbine Mile (Can-G1) kick starts a $200,000 guaranteed All-Stakes Pick 4 at Woodbine on Saturday. It is also a “Win & You’re In” Challenge Series race, as the winner gets a berth in the November 3 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).

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The feature attracted nine, including a pair of European invaders. Since the North American contingent is not as strong as in previous seasons, both LORD GLITTERS (#6) (4-1) and STORMY ANTARCTIC (#9) (8-1) will definitely be included.

Lord Glitters has been especially consistent while facing some of the best Europe has to offer in 2018. Jamie Spencer will ride the David O’Meara trainee.


Stormy Antarctic draws outside in the nine-horse field. The Ed Walker charge owns a pair of group wins in 2018 but his most impressive race may have been his latest, when closing to be a diminishing third in the Celebration Mile (Eng-G2) at Goodwood.

DELTA PRINCE (#3) (5-2) fell a neck shy in the Fourstardave Handicap (G1) following a facile score in the King Edward Stakes (Can-G2) in his 2018 debut. The Street Cry five-year-old is evolving into a fine miler. OSCAR PERFORMANCE (#7) (7-2) is a multiple Grade 1 winner who will be tough to reel in as lone speed in the field.

I will also include GOOD SAMARITAN (#1) (10-1). The Bill Mott charge was a fine winner of the 2016 Summer Stakes (Can-G2) in his lone prior run on this turf. The long stretch will suit his running style.


Eight fillies and mares will go nine furlongs on the turf in this well-matched affair. With the cast showing little separation, it could be a jockey’s race, and I would be thrilled to have Jose Ortiz on my side.

INFLEXIBILITY (#3) (2-1) was overmatched in the Beverly D. Stakes (G1) last time at a distance that is not her ideal one. The Scat Daddy filly was an excellent second in the Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-G2) on this lawn two prior and she loves Woodbine (3-2-1-0).

I will single the versatile four-year-old, who is capable of rallying from off the tempo for Chad Brown.