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TORONTO - Hes one of Canadas most successful trainers but one accomplishment missing from Mark Casses impressive resume is a Queens Plate victory. [url=]Sean Elliott Jersey[/url] . T

TORONTO - Hes one of Canadas most successful trainers but one accomplishment missing from Mark Casses impressive resume is a Queens Plate victory. Sean Elliott Jersey . The six-time Sovereign award winner as the countrys top conditioner will send three horses including 4-1 early second choice Lexie Lou and 8-1 third pick Matador postward Sunday in search of his first career win in North Americas oldest, continuously run stakes event at Woodbine Racetrack. Casses best finish in the $1-million, 1 1/4-mile race was second in 11 with Hippolytus. "When you travel around Canada and tell people youre a horse trainer, they want to know if youve won the Queens Plate," Casse said following the race draw Thursday. "So far, the answer is no but hopefully after Sunday Ill be able to say yes. "I would like to win the Kentucky Derby, that one is big too, but this (Plate win) would be No. 1." We Miss Artie is the 8-5 favourite despite running slower than Lexie Lou their last time out. We Miss Artie rallied to capture the 1 1/8-mile Plate Trial in 1:50.78 on June 15 at Woodbine before Lexie Lous impressive 4 1/2-length Woodbine Oaks win in 1:49.77 over the same distance moments later. Lexie Lou will carry five pounds less than the others in the 15-horse field Sunday as the lone filly. "Going a mile and a quarter, five pounds is a big difference," Casse said. "In her last race, she ran a second faster than the favourite and that means something. "I think theres a good shot there will be a female winner this year." Lexie Lou will attempt to become the 35th filly to win the Plate but just the seventh since 56. And only five Oaks winners have also claimed Canadas most prestigious race, the last being Inglorious in 2011. We Miss Artie drew the No. 6 post while Lexie Lou will break from the No. 14 position. Matador starts from the No. 10 post while Majestic Sunset, Casses third horse and the second-place finisher in the Plate Trial, goes from the No. 7 post. "I think this is the strongest hand weve ever brought to the table," Casse said. "With any race you can have the best horses but you still need to have some luck. "Were ready. Sooner or later well get this thing." The field, with post position, horse, jockey and odds, includes: 1) Cap in Hand, Steven Bahen, 50-1; 2) Coltimus Prime, Jesse Campbell 20-1; 3) Athenian Guard, Omar Moreno, 50-1; 4) Asserting Bear, Chantal-Sutherland Kruse, 10-1; 5) Man o Bear, Emma-Jayne Wilson, 30-1; 6) We Miss Artie, Javier Castellano, 8-5; 7) Majestic Sunset, Gary Boulanger, 15-1; 8) Lions Bay, David Moran, 30-1; 9) Heart to Heart Eurico Rosa de Silva, 30-1; 10) Matador, Julien Leparoux, 8-1; 11) One Destiny, Justin Stein, 30-1; 12) Tower of Texas, John Velazquez, 20-1; 13) Niigon Express, Gerry Olguin, 30-1; 14) Lexie Lou, Patrick Husbands, 4-1; 15) Amis Holiday, Luis Contreras. Favourites have won 22-of-58 renewals (37 per cent) since 56 but only two Wando in 03 and Eye of the Leopard in 09 have been victorious in the last 19 editions. But Casse and Lexie Lou arent the only interesting storylines in this years race. Others include: Not only is a filly the No. 2 pick but two women will ride Sunday. Sutherland-Kruse, who came out of retirement to ride this year at Woodbine, will be aboard Asserting Bear while Man o Bear, will be ridden by Wilson, who became the only female jockey to win the Plate in 07 with Mike Fox. Also, trainer Josie Carroll chases a third Plate victory with Amis Holiday. Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield tries for a record ninth Plate win with Tower of Texas. Attfields last Plate victory was in 08 with Not Bourbon. For the first time ever, a father and two sons will saddle separate entries. Hall of Famer Sid Attard conditions Cap in Hand while Paul Attard sends out Niigon Express and Jamie Attard trains Lions Bay. The Plate is the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. The other races are the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes (July 29 at Fort Erie) and $500,000 Breeders Stakes turf event (Aug. 17 at Woodbine). Thereve been seven Triple Crown winners, the last being Wando in 03. Paul and Jamie Attard have a round of golf riding on Sundays race, but their father hasnt become embroiled in family bragging rights. Sid Attard has never won the Queens Plate but was second in 92 with longshot Grand Hooley, his first Plate starter. "Ive been listening, being quiet," the senior Attard said with a chuckle. "Id like to win but if I cant win I want one of them to win. "Id like to see them do good." Sutherland-Kruse rode Asserting Bear to victory in the Marine Stakes on May 25 but the horse was relegated to third for obstructing Ami Holidays late run. Sutherland-Kruse has finished in the money 69 times this season 22 wins, 28 seconds, 19 thirds and amassed over $1-million in purse earnings through 189 starts. The 38-year-old Winnipeg native said shed cherish a Queens Plate victory. "Ive raced all over the world, Ive seen the lArc de Triomphe, Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup and theyre all huge races," she said. "But for me, the Queens Plate is as big. "I love Canada and am proud to be Canadian and to win it would be so gratifying." A win Sunday would further solidify Attfields status as Canadian racings most prolific trainer, having already amassed more Prince of Wales (five) and Breeders Stakes (eight) victories in the Triple Crown era than any other conditioner. But its an accomplishment that isnt keeping 74-year-old resident of Nobleton, Ont. who has conditioned three Triple Crown champions over his illustrious career up at night. "If it happens, it happens," he said matter of factly. "I feel blessed to have won it (Queens Plate) eight times. "Its a good-sized field, which it should be, and theres a lot of horses that it would be no surprise if they popped up and won, in my opinion. I think its going to be a tremendous race, to be honest." Tim Duncan Jersey .Leicester won 25-21 in a heated European Rugby Champions Cup group match on Sunday.Toulon said on its website on Wednesday that it decided to open an investigation after Leicester complained about the behaviour of prop Martin Castrogiovanni and fullback Delon Armitage. Derrick White Jersey . Englands only win in the four most recent trips north had been tight, and Scotland was expected after losing 28-6 to Ireland six days ago to show some venom against its archrival. . So far, so good: Gonzalez has allowed one run through 12 innings this season. His second start came Tuesday night, when he gave up only three singles over six innings to lead the Nationals to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.MONTREAL Max Domi has met Michael Jordan, but he doesnt remember it. I still have a ball signed by him in my basement so thats pretty cool. I was probably three-years-old. I think theres also a picture of him holding me when I was a little baby so thats definitely pretty cool. Domi isnt sure how he came to be held by one of the greatest basketball players to ever live. His father, former NHLer Tie Domi, was involved for sure. And while Domi admires what Jordan was able to accomplish during his Hall-of-Fame career, he insists that his tongue-wagging goal celebration on Saturday night was not a tribute to the former Chicago Bulls star. Its just something hes always done. Honestly, my mom always gives it to me, because shes like, Why do you always keep sticking your tongue out? Domi said with a laugh. When I shoot a puck I stick my tongue out. Its just a habit. The boys find it funny so I dont know if Im going to be able to stop. I dont know what that it is, to tell you the truth, I dont know. WATCH: TSN reporter Ryan Rishaug speaks to Max Domi about Canadas team chemistry Needless to say, Domis Canadian teammates at the World Junior Hockey Championship are ribbing the London Knights captain about the tongue-out celebration. Its his thing, said linemate Anthony Duclair of the New York Rangers. Guys get a good chuckle on the bench about that so as long as he keeps scoring, he can do whatever he wants. I took a picture with my tongue out the other day so I love it, said defenceman Darnell Nurse, a long-time friend of Domis. He sticks his tongue out so nothing wrong with that. But has Domi ever stuck his tongue out after scoring against Nurses Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds? No, he knows better than that, said Nurse smiling broadly. I give it to him a lot after the game when he sticks his tongue out on the ice, said Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen, Domis roommate at the world juniors. Hes a great player who brings a lot of passion and heart. Hes always ready to go no matter what. WATCH: TSN Hockey insider Bob McKenzie says Max Domi has been Canadas best player so far Domi has had plenty of chances to show off his tongue during the world juniors. The left winger has been part of Team Canadas most consistent line alonggside Duclair and centre Sam Reinhart. Kyle Anderson Jersey. Head coach Benoit Groulx says Domi has not had a bad day since arriving at training camp on Dec. 11. Its obvious he loves the game and wants to make the difference and when he does, he lets his passion speak, said Groulx. He plays at a high intensity, said Canadian captain Curtis Lazar. He loves to skate. Hes all over the ice and he has some fun too. You see him out there and hes always smiling. Hes an energetic guy and he really does lead by example. When the constantly-grinning Lazar is complimenting your smile, then you know youve made an impact. Domi has been ho-hum about his success so far preferring to heap praise on his linemates. On Reinharts pass that led to his goal against Germany on Saturday: That was a gift. I guess Christmas came a couple days late for me. That was a tap in, he said before adding sarcastically, I really had to pick the corner. Last year, Domi was surprisingly not invited to Team Canadas selection camp. It was obviously disappointing, but the 19-year-old Arizona Coyotes first-round pick (taken 12th overall in 2013 NHL draft) is now making up for lost time. This is what Im here to do: play hockey, he said. I take pride in that every day whether Im in London or here. Im just having fun myself and with my teammates. Lazar suggested Domis feisty play may have been inherited from his father, Tie, who was a well-known enforcer during his playing days spent with the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets. Tie Domi has declined interview requests during the world juniors allowing his son to have the stage to himself. He has, of course, been in Montreal watching with pride. At the buzzer on Saturday night he gave goalie Eric Comries parents a big hug. The two families are close and Bill Comrie actually coached Max in summer hockey (Max refers to him as Coach Bill). But other than that display of affection, Tie Domi has been as anonymous as any other hockey parent. Its pretty cool, Max said. I mean, he likes being low key and flying under the radar for sure so he does what he wants and as long as Im playing hockey and playing hard hes a happy guy. Two games into the world juniors, Tie Domi must be a very happy man. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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