Queen's Plate Festival 2019 Predictions & Betting Odds - Horse Racing Preview

The $1 million Queen’s Plate horse race takes place at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on Saturday, June 29.

It will be the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most famous horse race, which is also the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.

The race features Canada’s top three-year-old Thoroughbreds and is North America’s oldest continuously-run stakes event and is the highlight of Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate Festival. The race is run over 1 1/4-miles on the Woodbine main track.

As things stand (no odds are currently widely available with the field yet to be finalised), it seems likely that Avie’s Flatter will go into Canada’s most famous horse race as the betting favourite of the prospective 12 starters. 

Avie’s Flatter has won more than $250,000 during his debut juvenile campaign that included back-to-back victories in the Cup and Saucer Stakes over 1-1/16 miles of turf and the Coronation Futurity over 1-1/8 miles on the synthetic Tapeta surface.

The colt’s trainer, Josie Carroll, said she was most impressed by his versatility in winning on both the turf and synthetic surfaces and that he regards Avie’s Flatter as, “a pretty special horse”.

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Other 2019 Queen’s Plate Runners

Among the other leading contenders are Coronation Futurity runner-up, Federal Law, and the undefeated horse Skywire (both trained by Mark Casse),  Awesome Wok N Roll and Desert Ride who is the one filly set to feature in this year’s Queen’s Plate.

It looks to be a very wide-open race, which certainly doesn’t help when it comes to making our Queen’s Plate betting predictions ahead of the race.

However, there’s plenty of reasons to like the Ivan Dalos trained and bred Avie’s Flatter, including the fact that Carroll has trained past Queen’s Plate champions Edenwold (2006) and Inglorious (2011) during her career and that the colt is out of the Sovereign Award-nominated broodmare Avie’s Empire and is also a half-brother to last year’s Wonder Where Stakes winner, Avie’s Mineshaft.

On that basis, Avie’s Flatter is the tip to win the Queen’s Plate 2019.

Pick: Queen’s Plate Festival 2019 Winner – Avie’s Flatter

Pick: Queen's Plate Festival 2019 Winner - Avie’s Flatter

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