Picture: Michael Burns/Woodbine
No. 1 Steady’s The Boss Issue goes for his second straight rating and first stakes crown in Saturday’s $100,000 Show Stakes at Woodbine.
A 2-year-old son of The Issue, the gray gelding gallops into the Show in profitable trend through a maiden-breaking triumph on the Toronto oval on November 11, trouncing seven rivals to the tune of a 7 1/2-length romp over seven panels on the Tapeta.
Despatched off because the 2-1 alternative, The Boss Issue was 5 half lengths in cost on the stretch name, widening his benefit with ease down the lane for the spectacular victory.
Now, the Kentucky-bred will look to go the additional mile within the 1 1/16-mile important observe Show.
Coach Josie Carroll, who has gained the race on three events, most lately with Glenville Gardens in 2014, is pleased with the progress she’s seen in her gifted younger cost.
“I believe the horse has been a bit bit mentally immature,” supplied the conditioner, who’s seven wins shy of 800 for her profession. “We’ve thought all alongside that he was a pleasant horse. It simply took him a short while to search out his greatest stride.”
Bred by Mike and Pat Freeny, The Boss Issue wasn’t a think about his profession bow on September 23 at Woodbine, in a 6 1/2-furlong race.
Bumped sharply by a rival on the prime of the stretch, he completed eighth because the second alternative on the tote board.
In his second begin, on October 20, The Boss Issue was bumped once more, this time on the outset of the 6-furlong important observe occasion. He was capable of get well and went on to complete a stable second to Corduroy Street.
“I actually see this horse coming round,” praised Carroll, who additionally gained the Show in 2008 with Patena, and in 2012 with Avie’s High quality. “We thought from the start he was a very nice horse and as I stated, he was just a bit bit immature mentally. It took a bit longer for him to get it collectively. He’s doing rather well and he’s getting higher on a regular basis.”
Common rider Luis Contreras will accomplice The Boss Issue once more on Saturday. Contreras has gained 4 editions of the Show (2017, Admiralty Pier; 2014, Glenville Gardens; 2012, Avie’s High quality; 2011, Maritimer).
Final yr, Admiralty Pier ($6.20, to win) gained for house owners Bruce Lunsford and Hoolie Racing Steady.
First submit for Saturday’s 11-race card at Woodbine is 1 p.m. The Show, slated as Race 8, is ready for 4:38 p.m.
When Thoroughbred racing will get out of the gates tonight, jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva and coach Norm McKnight will look so as to add extra wins to their respective record-breaking totals. With 223 victories on the season, da Silva eclipsed Mickey Partitions’ earlier single-season document for Woodbine wins, 221, set in 1991. Thus far, McKnight has 120 victories in 2018. The earlier commonplace of 119 wins was set in 2011 by Corridor of Fame coach Mark Casse.
$100,000 Show Stakes
Publish – Horse – Jockey – Coach
1 – Sir Winston – Jerome Lermyte – Mark Casse
2 – D Magician – Rafael Hernandez – Santino Di Paola
3 – World Entry – Gary Boulanger – Michael Trombetta
4 – Hit the Ticket – Alan Garcia – Nick Nosowenko
5 – The Boss Issue – Luis Contreras – Josie Carroll
6 – Really Elite – Eurico Rosa da Silva – Robert Tiller
7 – Inclusive – Emma-Jayne Wilson – Reade Baker
8 – Baytown Jimbo – Kazushi Kimura – Paul McEntee
9 – Grimgrinnin’ Ghost – Skye Chernetz – Dave Cotey
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