Dominion Day Stakes 2011 at Woodbine Racecourse – Mark Casse trained James Street has a chance

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Dominion Day Stakes 2011 at Woodbine Racecourse – Mark Casse trained James Street has a chance

On Friday July 1, 2011, Mark Casse will be sending another of his trained colts, James Street, to take part in the Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes. The race is held to celebrate Dominion Day, the birth of Canadian Confederation, which took place on July 1, 1867.
A field of eleven has gathered to take part in the $200,000 pursed event. The race is a Polytrack premier event. The race is run over a distance of 10 furlongs.
Dominion Day Stakes may not be a suitable start for foreign runners but it sure is a soft spot for James Street, the local contingent. He may have to face challenges from the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes winner, Stately Victor.
Stately Victor can win the Dominion Day Stakes, as he has enjoyed three fabulous wins from eighteen starts and accumulated earnings of about $658,707. He won the Blue Grass Stakes on April 10, 2010. But considering the way foreign horses have performed in
Canada’s Woodbine, it is pointless to pin hopes on them.
Mark Casse is regarded as the leading trainer at Woodbine. His four-year old bay colt, James Street won both of his allowance races before he steps into the Dominion Day Stakes.
Casse expressed his opinion about James Street and his performance by saying:
“His last two races were really powerful. He had to overcome a lot in his last start. Patrick’s really high on him. He thinks he’s the best older horse around on the Polytrack. We’re going to let him prove it. It’s a big jump”.
However, an engrossing detail to ponder here is that James Street has never raced a distance of 10 furlongs, although he raced 12 furlongs in a maiden race last October. In the 12 furlongs he missed the runner-up position and succumbed to a third place finish.
James Street is sired by El Prado and is out of the mare, Alleynedale, with Patrick Husbands as his jockey.
James Street is not the only one on whom Mark Casse is relying on in the Dominion Day Stakes. So Elite races for Woodford Racing and Westrock Stables. The four-year old brown colt got hold of victory in the Charlie Barley Stakes held on March 3, 2010. The
one mile race was held at Woodbine Stakes.
He may not have scored a win since then but the son of Pleasantly Perfect is expectant of a probable win at the Dominion Day Stakes. In his most recent start he got hold of a fourth position in the Canada-3 Eclipse Stakes held on May 28, 2011.
Canadian horse racing lovers need to keep their fingers crossed and wait for an exciting performance as horses line-up for the Dominion Day Stakes.



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