What is with these daughters of Henny Hughes dominating their male competition? In the States, we all know how Beholder became the toast of old Del Mar with a scintillating performance over the boys in the million dollar Pacific Classic. North of the border, there was an equally dominant case of the lady beating the men, when Academic rolled home the easiest kind of winner in last month’s Grade 3 Canadian Derby. The Tim Rycroft trained miss will try to make it two derbies in a row in Sunday’s $250,000 British Columbia Derby at Hastings Racecourse.
At +225, Authentic carries a bit more value in the first U.S. market as compared to overseas.
Selections for Woodbine's Summer and Natalma Stakes, both G1 Breeders' Cup Challenge races.
Starship Jubilee, reigning Horse of the Year in Canada, knocked off males in the Woodbine Mile.
Authentic worked a bullet five furlongs while galloping out 7f in 1:25.20 at Churchill Downs.
Preakness hopefuls Authentic, Art Collector, Thousand Words, Swiss Skydiver worked Saturday.