May 21, 2024 – The first Thursday program of the Woodbine meet includes a competitive maiden event that rounds out the eight-race card. Trainer Kevin Attard sends out the debuting Sinclairity in the nightcap, which is a sprint for Ontario-sired maidens and $40,000 claimers.

Owned by Canuck Racing Club, Sinclairity is named after Christine Sinclair, the retired 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award.

A daughter of popular Ontario sire Souper Speedy, Sinclairity was a $26,000 purchase at the 2022 Canadian premier yearling sale.

“She’s shown a little ability on and off and hasn’t been too consistent,” Attard said. “There’s been some glimpses of talent. Her being Ontario-sired, this is the right place to start.”

The promising young 10-pound apprentice Pietro Moran has the mount on Sinclairity.

“He’s worked her a bunch of times,” Attard said. “I thought her gate work was really good when Pietro was on her. I’ve got a lot of confidence in him. I think he’s going to be a great rider. He’s worked really hard for me the last few years, and I want to give him the opportunity.”

Attard also conditions Woodbine Oaks prospect War Painter for Canuck Racing Club, which is a private ownership group managed by longtime friends Donato Lanni, Mark Halloran, and Rob van Blokland.

War Painter took the Victorian Queen Stakes in September and has since endured narrow losses in both the Princess Elizabeth Stakes and in her May 4 season opener in allowance company.

“I think she’s Oaks caliber,” Attard said. “I hold her in high regard.” Attard had a terrific 2023 with his debuting runners, winning at a 26 percent clip with a positive return on investment.

by Ron Gierkink, DRF

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