Queen’s Plate: ‘Beautiful Breeze’ Has Woodbine Oaks Winner Desert Ride Ready To Take On The Boys

Sam-Son Farm’s Woodbine Oaks hero Desert Ride breezed five furlongs in 1:02.60 Friday morning at Churchill Downs in company with Thunder Kid(1:03.60) as she finalized her major preparation to take on males in the $1 million Queen’s Plate – the first leg of Canada’s Triple Crown on Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine.

“It was a beautiful breeze,” trainer Neil Howard said. “It’s going to be a true test to take on the boys but we have a very talented filly. We’ve always thought she belonged in these type of races and she proved that to us in the Woodbine Oaks.”

The daughter of Candy Ride (Arg) defeated Bold Script by a neck on June 8 to win the $377,504 Woodbine Oaks and improved her record to 4-3-1-0—$371,220.

Entries for the Queen’s Plate will take place Wednesday. The field of registered Ontario-breds is expected to include Transylvania (GIII) winner Avie’s Flatter for trainer Josie Carroll as well as locally-based Tone Broke, the runner-up to King for a Day in Pimlico’s $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes for trainer Steve Asmussen.

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