Quens Plate Hopefuls in Creditable Workouts: King Maple, Queens Own, Staff Reporter and Collisteo in Drills, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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Queens Plate Hopefuls In Creditable Workouts King Maple, Queens Own Staff Reporter and Coliisteo in Drills By JACK AYERS Staff Correspondent WOODBINE PARK, Toronto, Ont., June 8. The McMacken Stables King Maple, E. P. Taylors Queens Own and Staff Reporter, and the Bur-Fit Stables tandem of Coliisteo and Pancho, rated the big guns for Saturdays 95th Queens Plate, all received their final serious workout for the "Gallop for the Guineas" over Woodbines lightning fast racing strip on Tuesday morning. Working alone, Canadas 1953 Horse of the Year, King Maple, was drilled a mile by trainer Johnny Hornsby. The son of Fair-aris and Noon Maid, winner of divisions of Plate Trial No. 1 and 2, patrolled the eight panels in 1:42 and galloped out the full nine furlongs of the Plate distance in 1:56. The move was to the complete satisfaction of his connection. E. P. Taylors Queens Own, was breezed an easy mile by trainer Gordon "Pete" Mc-Cann in 1:48. The son of War Jeep, who also accounted for a division of Plate Trial No. .1 and 2, came off the racing strip in sound condition. Staff Reporter, another Taylorite, turned in the most impressive move of any of the Plate candidates. Breaking with his stable-mate Free Trade, who sulked and was pulled up after going the first six furlongs, Staff Reporter completed a mile in 140 and went out the full route of the Plate distance in 1:54. His fractional times were :48, 1:14, 1:40 and 1:54. Staff Reporters trial was one of the best extended moves turned in by a Plate candidate in some seasons. Working head and head throughout their fine exercise, the Bur-Fit Stables Coliisteo and Pancho were clocked a mile in 1:41. They went .out the full mile and a furlong of the Guineas in 1:55. Owners Walter Fitzgerald and Pete Burton and trainer Dick Townrow were highly- elated with the workout. Three Striper who will "carry the famous yellow and black silks of J. E. F. Seagram in the Plate took 1:41 to cover a mile, while Dr. L. H. Applebys Hi Laude was opened up three furlongs in :37 by trainer Gordon Campbell. Hi Laude will most likely be asked for an extended move Wednesday morning. At this moment it would appear that Saturdays renewal of the Dominions most, coveted turf prize will lure a field of nine Canadian-foaled three-year-olds. The McMacken stables King Maple may reach the post a 2-to-5 favorite. The Queens Plate will be run as the seventh race on Saturdays program and will probably go postwards about 5:25 P. M.

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