Jockey Eurico Da Silva captures his sixth win in a row at the racing card at Woodbine, taking pictures the $100,000 greenback Wando Stakes for homeowners Gary Barber and Lou Tucci. Skywire is educated by means of Mark Casse.
Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva capped off a six-race win streak on Sunday afternoon’s card at Woodbine by means of taking the $100,000 Wando Stakes with three-year-old colt Skywire.
Queen’s Plate prospect Skywire stalked fellow Mark Casse trainee Federal Regulation thru early fractions of :24.19, :47.85 and 1:11.01 within the two-turn primary observe characteristic. Da Silva then made his bid with the favourite at the ultimate flip and took over command down the stretch with 2nd selection World Get right of entry to chasing 2-1/2 lengths in the back of off the rail in rein to Patrick Husbands. Federal Regulation settled for 3rd with Gary Boulanger aboard.
Skywire became in an excellent clocking of one:42.37 over the 1 1/16-mile distance and paid $3.80 to win because the 4-Five favourite.
“He was once simply by himself there [in the stretch]. I am beautiful certain if some other horse got here, he would have some other tools,” mentioned Da Silva, who gained the remaining 4 consecutive meet titles, together with remaining season when he gained a meet report 237 races.
“I do know he were given a bit of inexperienced on the finish, however he is finding out and this horse has so much to turn.”
Bred in Ontario by means of the past due William D. Graham, the Afleet Alex-Meandering Circulate colt gained his first occupation get started at Woodbine past due remaining 12 months and his sophomore debut at Gulfstream Park in mid-February, however got here into the Wando off an eighth-place end in remaining month’s Grade Three Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park.
“I feel he simply were given a awful commute. I do not know if we’d have crushed the winner, however he were given just a little of a foul commute, saved operating into visitors,” defined Lou Tucci, who co-owns the colt with Gary Barber. “I feel we can have picked up a cheque there, however he did the task as of late.
“It feels just right, it feels actual just right [to have another Queen’s Plate prospect],” mentioned Tucci, who up to now gained the hole leg of the Canadian Triple Crown with Nighttime Aria in 2013. “We will see how the pony comes out of this one earlier than we make any calls, however we are hoping we cross that path.”
Da Silva reeled off 5 consecutive wins main as much as the 7th race stakes tournament with Ciuri ($5.20) for teacher Robert Tiller, Subzero Plus ($5.50) for Martin Drexler, Hedeman ($14.70) for Renee Kierans, Explorationist ($4.70) for Casse and Sizzling Money ($10.70) for Michael Doyle. That Da Silva Pick out Five paid $423.85 for a $1 price ticket.
It was once a great day on the races for Da Silva with six wins from six mounts. He was once scheduled to trip Certain Would Wooded area within the 8th and ultimate race, however the horse was once a past due scratch upon getting free earlier than the beginning.
The report for many consecutive wins on a unmarried race card is seven, set by means of Richard Grubb in 1967.
The remaining jockey to win six races on a unmarried card was once Luis Contreras, who completed the feat on two events from 9 mounts on Would possibly 3, 2013 and August 7, 2011.
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