Woodbine - September 17 2021
Woodbine 21:35
Frankie Dettori

Walton Street

Frankie Dettori
Charlie Appleby
Age: 7
Weight: 9-0
Days: 41

Charlie Appleby has really asserted himself as a world class trainer of late and his high level of form has continued throughout the season, currently boasting a 35% strike rate across the last 14 days.

Frankie Dettori, also at the top of his game (39% S/R; 14 days), makes the trip over to Canada in order to ride the pairings Grade 1 Canadian International Stakes challenger Walton Street.

Walton Street, albeit with intermediary several month long breaks, completed a hat-trick of wins from Listed to Group 2 level in March this year with a dominant 3.5 length victory in the UAE.

The son of Cape Cross only managed 4th for his step up into Group 1's on his penultimate run at Meydan and he subsequently placed 3rd last time out in a German Group 1.

He's clearly a Grade 1 performer and is highly likely to find a winning race at this level, exactly what looks to have been done here given he is clear top of the ratings in this field.

All the tell-tale signs are there that a big run is expected here, with the market showing him a short priced favourite for the contest and Dettori's application an eye-catcher to say the least.

Woodbine - September 17 2021
Woodbine 22:12
Joel Rosario

Set Piece

Joel Rosario
Brad H Cox
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
Days: 35

Trainer Brad Cox is in fine form of late with a 33% strike rate across the last 14 days.

He employs top jock Joel Rosario in the saddle on board his runner Set Piece for the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile Stakes who looks to hold solid claims in the race.

Set Piece was formerly with Hugo Palmer and won a listed affair on his final run on British soil at Kempton in 2019 before subsequently sitting out the entirety of 2020.

He returned to action in February this year with a solid 4th placed finish in a Grade 3 at Fair Grounds (USA) on his first run for his new yard.

The son of Dansili then stepped up to land a Grade 2 contest at Churchill Downs in June before stepping up once more to Grade 1 company last time out, completely missing the break before staying on down the outside into 2nd.

He's clearly shown his ability to be more than competitive at this level and given the manner of his running in this grade last time out, there's solid reasoning to suggest that should he break cleaner, he would be well up there at the finish.