Early Queen's Plate Hopefuls Set to Square Off in $200,000 Coronation Futurity

Early Queen's Plate Hopefuls Set to Square Off in $200,000 Coronation Futurity

Category : News - Sat 07/11/2015 - 15:47 EST

On Sunday at Woodbine, the track will host the $200,000 Coronation Futurity. Restricted to Canadian-bred two-year-olds, the race will be contested at a mile and an eighth on the all-weather main track and has drawn a field of ten colts and geldings.

Butterfly Dance has been tabbed as the morning line favorite in the competitive field at odds of 3-1 for trainer Malcolm Pierce. A homebred for Sam-Son Farm, the chestnut son of Awesome Again has one win from two outings and will be trying for the first stakes victory of his career. Last time out, he was second in the Cup and Saucer Stakes and will be switching to synthetics from turf. Eurico Da Silva will be aboard and they will break from post position five.

Conquest Twister trying to rebound after last place finish

Second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 is Conquest Twister for trainer Mark Casse. Purchased for $92,000 by Conquest Stables, the bay son of Twirling Candy  broke his maiden at first asking and went on to finish second in a minor stakes race. He is trying to rebound after finishing twelfth and last after a rough trip in the Cup and Saucer Stakes. Patrick Husbands will be in the irons and they will break from post position three.

Scholar Athlete making first start with Lasix

Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Scholar Athlete for trainer Graham Motion. A bay son of Einstein (BRZ), he finished fourth in his debut for West Point Thoroughbreds and broke his maiden in his second career start. He was eleventh in the Cup and Saucer Stakes and will try to improve by changing surfaces to synthetics and will compete with Lasix for the first time. Alan Garcia will be aboard and they will break from post position two. 

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