Review of Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine

Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine. Queen’s Plate is a Black Type stake race for three-year-old colts and geldings at 1 1/4 miles on Woodbine’s all weather surface. Purse $1,000,000. Channel Maker won the 2017 Queen’s Plate.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Boyhood Dream Alan Garcia Michael  Maker 30/1
2 Cooler Mike Jesse Campbell Nicholas Nosowenko 30/1
3 Inge Chantal Sutherland Norman McKnight 30/1
4 Strike Me Down Jose Ortiz Graham Motion 10/1
5 Silent Poet Gary Boulanger Nicholas Gonzalez 30/1
6 Real Dude David Moran Sid Attard 50/1
7 Dixie Moon Eurico Rosa Da Silva Catherine Day Phillips 4/1
8 Alternative Route Mitchell Murrill Albert Stall, Jr 20/1
9 Say the Word Rafael Manuel Hernandez Graham Motion 20/1
10 Telekinesis Patrick Husbands Mark Casse 5/2
11 Wonder Gadot John Velazquez Mark Casse 3/1
12 Pawnbroker Joel Rosario Michael Maker 50/1
13 Marriage Counselor Jalon Samuel Michael Maker 50/1
14 Neepawa Florent Geroux Mark Casse 15/1
15 Aheadbyacentury Luis Contreras John Ross 15/1
16 Rose’s Vision Javier Castellano Stuart C. Simon 12/1


Boyhood Dream needed six races to break his maiden. He broke his maiden in a $30,000 maiden claimer race at Keeneland April. Since then, in two races at Woodbine he has an allowance placing and ran fourth in the Plate Trial.

Cooler Mike broke his maiden in restricted company in his first race in an allowance race by four lengths. He followed that with a second in a stakes race and then another allowance win. When stretching out to a distance of ground, he finished fourth three times in a row. In 2018, he has a second and an allowance win at Woodbine.

Inge in 2018 at Oaklawn Park, he started four times without a win. Upon his return to Woodbine, he won the Wando Stakes and finished fifth in the Marine Stakes.

Strike Me Down broke his maiden in 2018 at Woodbine. He raced twice on the grass with a juvenile debut at Saratoga and then a second in a stakes race behind Dixie Moon. Most recently he ran second in a Monmouth Park turf stake.

Silent Poet had one start as a juvenile, finishing second on the Woodbine grass. In 2018, he won his debut a five furlongs race on the main track at Woodbine, then won a turf spirt victory against an allowance field.

Real Dude is a maiden. He was third in a Woodbine maiden special weight on June 9.

Dixie Moon is a filly and will challenge the field. She had a solid two-year-old campaign that included a sixth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Dixie Moon finished third in the balloting for the division’s top honor, a 2017 Sovereign Award. She runs well over the Woodbine surface. She has three wins and a second there in just four starts. Her most recent was a win over Wonder Gadot in the Woodbine Oaks.

Alternative Route has been racing against open company in 2018. He won a March stakes race at Turfway Park over a synthetic racing surface.  He ran fourth in the Arlington Classic (Grade III) over Arlington’s turf course.

Say the Word broke his maiden after six tries on the turf when he won at Keeneland in April. He finished third in his only one race over the Woodbine surface.

Telekinesis has a short racing career, only 4 starts. He won his debut the Fair Grounds on February 9th. He was third in his next outing an allowance race at Fair Grounds on March 9th. He finished second to by My Boy Jack in the Lexington (Grade III). He won the Plate Trial at Woodbine on June 9th.

Wonder Gadot has raced against the best 3-year-old fillies in America. She finished second by a half-length in the 2018 Kentucky Oaks to Monomoy Girl. She ran second to Dixie Moon in the Woodbine Oaks. Her last win was the in the 2017 Demoiselle (Grade II) at Aqueduct on December 12th . Her 2018 record is 0-4-2 with earnings of $429,360.

Pawnbroker is a maiden. This is second career start.

Marriage Counselor broke his maiden on the Woodbine turf on June 10th going  ten furlongs.

Neepawa has two starts on the Woodbine’s surface. He finished second in the Coronation behind Aheadbyacentury and this year was third in an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Woodbine on May 20th. He has started four time with a record of 1-0-1.

Aheadbyacentury won November’s Coronation Futurity, one of the Canada’s biggest races for 2-year-olds. His two most recent starts produced third-place finishes in the Marine (Grade III) and in the Plate Trial at Woodbine on June 9th.He followed Telekinesis and Rose’s Vision across the wire.

Rose’s Vision won an Allowance race on the turf at Keeneland on April 12th. He sixth in the Marine Stake, Grade III, at Woodbine on May 13th. In his most recent start he finished second in the Plate Trial at Woodbine on June 9th.

Our Top Three Picks are:

  • Dixie Moon
  • Wonder Gadot
  • Telekinesis



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