Mr. Havercamp is prepared for the large stage.
The ultra-consistent four-year-old colt has received six of his seven begins at Woodbine, 4 of them on the turf. However he has by no means confronted a subject just like the nine-horse assortment in Saturday’s $800,000 Woodbine Mile.
He has additionally by no means regarded higher, going into the race off a really spectacular victory within the Play the King Stakes the place jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva wanted to attend a number of seconds on the high of the stretch earlier than he lastly had room to deliver his mount between horses.
“He ran an excellent race within the Play the King and has come out of it effectively,” coach Catherine Day Phillips advised Woodbine Leisure. “He’s developing into the Woodbine Mile in good order.”
In fact there have been indicators of his capability. After profitable his first two begins final summer season, he went on to win two restricted stakes, the Vice Regent and the Bunty Lawless. He completed second within the Sir Barton Stakes in December however was disqualified for inflicting interference across the flip which led to a two-horse spill. He opened this season with a win within the Regular Progress Stakes.
Two of his defeats have are available stake races in New York however on each events, the losses had been to Voodoo Music who lately captured the Fourstardave at Saratoga and is a Breeders’ Cup contender.
Da Silva, Woodbine’s main rider, feels this horse may give him the one main native prize he has but to win. He completed second to Tepin two years in the past aboard Tower of Texas.
“I’m getting ready mentally and bodily and I’m trying ahead to the race,” he stated. “I believe I’ve a very good shot. Our likelihood is actual.”
A son of Court docket Imaginative and prescient, the 2010 winner of the Woodbine Mile, Mr. Havercamp is owned by breeders Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry, who’ve raced many horses named after characters from SCTV however named this gelding after a personality from Caddyshack.
Mr. Havercamp is listed at 6-1 within the morning line. Delta Prince is the 5-2 early selection with Oscar Efficiency at 7-2.
HUGE CARD: The Mile will go to publish at four:48 p.m. with 4 different stakes including to the festivities. Within the day’s second function, a subject of 10 will line up for the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf the place Hawkbill returns to Woodbine one 12 months after being upset because the odds-on favourite.
The Godolphin runner, skilled by Charlie Appleby, is coming a a lot richer horse although, having taken the $6 million Dubai Sheema Basic again in March. However he has been ending behind high class firm in his previous three begins.
Johnny Bear, who sprung the 9-1 upset final 12 months, will attempt to defend his title. Sky Basic winner Utmost, Latest Del Mar winner Vexatious, Dominion Day and Nijinsky Stakes winner Tiz a Slam, and English Phantasm, who beat Johnny Bear in a contentious renewal of the Halton Stakes on Aug. 29, are additionally within the subject.
The $250,000 Canadian Stakes drew a subject of eight headed by New Cash Honey, who received the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and final 12 months’s Belmont Oaks. She’s going to face current Flaming Web page Stakes winner Daring Duchess, double stakes winner Hallie Belle, Inflexibility, a two-time stakes winner at Woodbine final 12 months, Nassau Stakes winner Niigon’s Eclipse, and a number of stakes winner Starship Jubilee.
Additionally on Saturday, Canadian horse of the 12 months Pink Lloyd returns within the $125,000 Daring Enterprise Stakes the place he’ll face 9 rivals going 6 ½ furlongs. Code Warrior and Moonlit Promise are favored amongst eight fillies and mares within the $100,000 Candy Briar Too Stakes on the similar distance.
TROT STARS: Arguably the perfect card of the 12 months will happen at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday night time, headed by the $665,000 Canadian Trotting Basic for three-year-olds. Crystal Vogue is available in with seven wins in his previous eight begins with the one loss being a fourth-place end within the Hambletonian. However he’ll want all of driver Tim Tetrick’s expertise coming from publish 10. Mets Corridor, a current winner of the Simcoe Stakes, O’Brien Award winner Alarm Detector, and Breeders’ Crown champ Fiftydollarbill are additionally within the subject.
The $340,000 Elegantimage options the second conflict between Hambletonian winner Atlanta and Hambletonian Oaks winner Manchego, who received the primary assembly within the Informal Breeze on Aug. 24 at Mohawk.
The $400,000 William Welwood Memorial for two-year-old males is headed by Inexperienced Manalishi S, who received his elimination final week in 1:54 four/5. The freshman fillies contest the $385,000 Peaceable Manner with elimination winners The Ice Dutchess and Sisters Promise main the best way. The Ice Dutchess received the Jim Doherty Memorial on the Meadowlands on Aug. four.
As well as, a subject of 17 younger pacers shall be cut up into two eliminations for subsequent week’s $890,000 Metro Tempo and 19 younger fillies will attempt to get a spot within the ultimate of the $590,000 Shes A Nice Woman.
Lastly, Australian star Lazarus, overwhelmed by McWicked within the Canadian Pacing Derby on Sept. 1, will compete in a $34,000 Most popular Tempo.