Following-up on this success of his victory in the Queen’s Plate “one-eyed wonder” MIGHTY HEART repeated the feat in the second leg of Canada’s Triple Crown, the $400k Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Racetrack today!
Unlike his wire-to-win earlier this month at Woodbine, Jockey Daisuke Fukumoto had the Dramedy colt, owned and bred by Larry Cordes, rate off the pace today before collaring rival CLAYTON who stalked the lead, at the top of the stretch. The final time for the race was 1:55.5, more than two seconds off the track record for 1 3/16 miles. The betting public bet him down as the favourite at $0.85 to the dollar, rewarding his backers with $3.70 per two-dollar wager. CLAYTON finished second under Rafael Hernandez and DOTTED LINE completed the top three under Justin Stein.
Trainer Josie Carroll, whom last took the Prince of Wales Stakes in 2016 with Amis Gizmo, continues to have a prolific 2020 season. She is poised to take the third and final leg of the Triple Crown with MIGHTY HEART, the race to be contested at 1 1/2 miles on the E.P. Taylor turf course at Woodbine on October 24, 2020. His only attempt on the grass in March at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, resulted in a tenth place finish, although he has improved drastically since then.
See the race here:
Queen’s Plate winner MIGHTY HEART was much the best while taking the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie.— TVG (@TVG) September 29, 2020
Mighty Heart is now two-thirds of the way towards Canadian Triple Crown glory. pic.twitter.com/09fbFweqef
A Carousel of images from MIGHTY HEART’S win:
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Congrats to the one-eyed wonder #MIGHTYHEART who took the second leg of Canada’s Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes under Daisuke Fukumoto, for Larry Cordes and Team Josie Carroll! So thrilled to see the Queen’s Plate winner’s story progress. He is the hero racing needs right now! Thank you @forterieracetrack for entrusting us with amazing access, while ensuring we remained safe! #PW20 #HorseRacing #FortErie
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
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