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Field of nine set for Prince of Wales Stakes. Mighty Heart continues quest for OLG Canadian Triple Crown.

 

It will be a field of nine for the 85th running of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the 2nd jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown.

Five of the top Queen’s Plate competitors will be taking another run for a triple crown jewel, including the first-place finisher, Mighty Heart. The one-eyed wonder trained by Josie Carroll for Lawrence Cordes, will once again have Daisuke Fukumoto looking to steer the race favourite first across the finish line and continue his quest to be the first Canadian Triple Crown winner since Wando in 2003.

“He came out of the Queen’s Plate in extremely good order and breezed very well on Thursday,” said Carroll. “We thought he deserved a chance for a run at the Canadian Triple Crown.”

Trainer Kevin Attard is looking for better results with Clayton after a third place finish in the Plate, a neck ahead of Tecumseh’s War, who will also be trying for a Prince of Wales victory for trainer Catherine Day Phillips.

Truebelieve, owned by Niagara’s Centennial Farms shipped in to Fort Erie’s backstretch and was out on the track for morning training on Friday.

“He came out of the gate a little bit stronger than I wanted him to, and didn’t really settle, but he ran a good race and we wanted to give him another try with the Prince of Wales,” said trainer Cole Bennett about Truebelieve’s performance in the Plate. “Now that he’s had a race into him he’s a little bit fitter and a little bit tighter. We’ve taken the blinkers off, which will hopefully help him to relax a bit. He likes the dirt and trained really well over Fort Erie’s track, so we think the surface will suit him.”

Dotted Line will be taking another swing at a triple crown race after finishing 7th in the Plate. Trainer Mark Casse has entered Bold Victory and Muskoka Giant into the competition, and trainer Santino DiPaola will be running Enchant Me.

Many Fort Erie locals will be cheering for supplemental entry Red Mercury, who is stabled in Fort Erie’s backstretch. Trained by Paul Lepaine, for MPB Stables, he will be the race longshot at 30-1.

The $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes is the 2nd jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, for three-year-olds foaled in Canada, running 1 3/16 miles on Fort Erie’s dirt surface. First race post time on September 29 is 2:10 p.m., with the Prince of Wales race scheduled for approximately 5:37 p.m. Due to COVID-19, Fort Erie Race Track will be closed to spectators. Fans can tune in to the Canadian Triple Crown Broadcast beginning at 5:00 p.m. on TSN, Channels 1,3, 4, and 5, sponsored by OLG.

Tuesday’s final race will include a mandatory payout in our Jackpot High-5 pool. The carryover amount will be $178,381.93
For more information, visit www.FortErieRacing.com

Prince of Wales Stakes 

Post

Horse

Owner

Trainer

Jockey

MLO

1

Truebelieve

Centennial Farms (Niagara) Inc.

Cole Bennet

Keveh Nicholls

30-1

2

Mighty Heart

Lawrence P. Cordes

Josie Carroll

Daisuke Fukumoto

7-5

3

Dotted Line

Norseman Racing Stable

Sid Attard

Justin Stein

8-1

4

Red Mercury

 MPB Stables 

Paul Lepaine

Simon Husbands

30-1

5

Enchant Me

York Tech Racing Stable

Santino DiPaola

Luis Contreras

20-1

6

Bold Victory

John Oxley

Mark Casse

Patrick Husbands

12-1

7

Tecumseh’s War

Ilium Stables, LLC

Catherine Day Phillips

Emma-Jayne Wilson

4-1

8

Muskoka Giant

Conrad Farms

Mark Casse

Kazushi Kimura

12-1

9

Clayton

Lanni, Donato and Plouffe, Daniel

Kevin Attard

Rafael Hernandez

5-2