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Midnight Aria Wins Canada Gr1 Queen's Plate
Also at Woodbine in Canada, the colt Midnight Aria (Midnight Lute-Shebandowana, by Mt Magazine) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Nicholas Gonzalez in the US$1 million Gr1 Queens Plate (2000m) for 3YOs, over fellow colts Up With The Birds (Stormy Atlantic-Song of the Lark, by Seeking the Gold) & Dynamic Sky (Sky Mesa-Murani, by Distorted Humor). This was Midnight Aria's maiden Gr1 win and took his record to 2 wins & 6 placings (including the Listed Wando Stakes) from 9 starts for US$630,795 earnings. Meanwhile, bloodhorse.com reports Midnight Aria will be aimed at the 2nd leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the $500,000 Prince Of Wales Stakes, at Fort Erie on July 30.