Race 8. Prince of Wales Stakes. For three- year-olds foaled in Canada at 1 3/16 miles on dirt. Purse $400,000.
|1||Wonder Gadot||John R. Velazquez||Mark Casse||7/5|
|2||Absolution||Rafael Manuel Hernandez||Tony Gattellaro||6/1|
|3||Cooler Mike||Jesse M. Campbell||Nicholas Nosowenko||4/1|
|4||Home Base||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||Michael Tomlinson||8/1|
|5||Aheadbyacentury||Luis Contreras||John A. Ross||5/2|
|6||Eskiminzin||Sheena Ryan||Carlos Grant||12/1|
Wonder Gadot went gate to wire. She was asked at the top of the stretch and opened on the field by 2 lengths. She was under a hand ride down the stretch for a 5 3/4 length win. Aheadbyacentury was an easy second over Cooler Mike by 6 lengths. Eskiminzin ran fourth.
Wonder Gadot was the 2-5 favorite. This was her first race over a sloppy track.
She now has wins in the first two races of Canada’s 2018 Triple Crown. The final leg is the 11/2 mile Breeders’ Stakes on August 18th on the turf at Woodbine.
$2 Wager Paid
Our Top Three Choices:
- Wonder Gadot