Monday, June 06, 2011
The Road to the Queen's Plate, 2011 Version!
Oaks day is one of those 'must' trips to the track for me. With the Plate Trial on the undercard, it's become a Queen's Plate preview. In Canada it's not unusual to see fillies in the Plate, and we've had such strong Oaks winners in recent years, some of the girls have been showing up to give the boys a run for the money on the big day.
In fact, winterbook favourite for the Plate this year is a filly. Inglorious didn't disappoint her supporters in the Oaks yesterday, winning easily, and I suspect there's a good chance we'll see her in the Plate. The Trial winner was Check Your Soul, and he was very impressive, galloping away effortlessly from the rest of the field under an, ahem, one-hand ride. I love his sire, Perfect Soul, so it's wasn't hard for me to like this guy!
Meanwhile, back on the farm, the little ones continue to grow, and we continue to dream about their futures. You never know!