By Woodbine Communications/ Chris Lomon
TORONTO, September 6, 2023 – Saturday’s 12-race card at Woodbine includes the running of the $150,000 Pattison Singspiel Stakes (G3T).
The world-renowned E.P. Taylor turf will play host to the 1 ¼-mile Singspiel, a race for 3-year-olds and upward that has drawn eight hopefuls, including Malibu Mambo.
A 6-year-old son of Point of Entry-Polyantha Rose, Malibu Mambo heads into his first stakes race since running third in the 2021 Dominion Day (G3) on a winning note.
Sent off at 4-1 in the 1 ¼-mile race over a “good” E.P. Taylor turf on August 12, the dark bay, under a sharp ride by David Moran, led by a half-length at the stretch call and then powered on to a 1 ½-length victory.
“He ran the whole way and was full of run at the end, which was nice,” said trainer Mike Doyle, who co-owns the gelding with Dura Racing. “It was the perfect race, where he sat off them and it worked out well. He didn’t win easily, but he drew off at the end a bit, so it was good from that point of view.”
Malibu Mambo made a winning debut on August 31, 2019, a 2 ¼-length triumph at seven panels on the Woodbine Tapeta.
Bred by Adena Springs, Malibu Mambo is 4-5-4 from 18 starts and has purse earnings of $293,315 (U.S.).
“He’s doing well and we’re taking a shot,” said Doyle. “He’s run well all three times this year. The first start, he got very tired, the second start, he got a little tired. He’s a big, huge horse, so it took a while to get him ready. He’s also had a few issues, which we have taken care of.”
With David Moran sidelined by injury, Dylan Davis gets the call on Saturday.
Amber Hutchinson is the groom.
Other starters include multiple graded stakes winner Rockemperor (IRE), trained by Chad Brown, and 2021 Woodbine Mile (G1T) Ontario bred winner Town Cruise.
The race is named after the Irish-bred son of In the Wings (GB), whose nine victories in 20 lifetime starts included the 1996 Canadian International Stakes.
First race post time on Saturday is set for 1:05 p.m. Fans can wager on all the action via HPIbet.com, bet365, and the Dark Horse Bets app.
$150,000 Singspiel Stakes (G3T) – Race 8
Post – Horse – Jockey – Trainer
1 – Ready for the Lady – Emma-Jayne Wilson – Roger Attfield
2 – Dun Drum – Ryan Munger – Ian Black
3 – British Royalty – Patrick Husbands – Barbara Minshall
4 – Rockemperor (IRE) – Kazushi Kimura – Chad Brown
5 – Collective Force (S) – Rafael Hernandez – Rachel Halden
6 – Palazzi – Sahin Civaci – Mark Casse
7 – Town Cruise (S) – Keveh Nicholls – Brandon Greer
8 – Malibu Mambo – Dylan Davis – Michael Doyle