Casse likely to have three in Queen’s Plate
Trainer Mark Casse said both Plate Trial Stakes winner Telekinesis and Woodbine Oaks runner-up Wonder Gadot emerged from their Saturday starts in good order and are likely to run in the $1 million Queen’s Plate on June 30.
Casse could have as many as three in the Queen’s Plate, as Neepawa is also likely to run. Neepawa finished a troubled third in an allowance race over 1 1/16 miles here on May 20. He breezed five furlongs in 59 seconds Saturday morning on Tapeta.
“Neepawa worked exceptionally well, so if all remains the same, we’re going to have three,” Casse said.
Casse said he was pleased with Telekinesis’s first race on Tapeta in the Plate Trial Stakes, but was surprised with Wonder Gadot’s slow start in the Woodbine Oaks.
“The Oaks was a little disappointing, but she still ran well,” he said. “I don’t know what that hop at the start was about.”
Telekinesis and Wonder Gadot both earned 88 Beyer Speed Figures on Saturday.