Silent Name’s silent poet bounces back in GI Highlander

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Update: August 22, 2021 at 7:23 p.m.

silent poet | Michael burns

Homemade stronach SILENT POET, winner of both the GII Connaught Cup and his second straight GII Nearctic S. race last season, rebounded from an out-of-the-box trio of efforts to topple Sunday’s GI Highlander S. at Woodbine. The 9-1 shot was perched just behind filly Caravel (Mizzen Mast), succeeded that foe with relative ease in the stretch and continued to fend off a furious late bid from the half-length Admiralty Pier (Manche). Caravel held third place. The winner, last seen in fifth as he attempted to defend his Connaught Cup title on July 18, stopped the clock in 1: 07.98.

Sunday, Woodbine
HIGHLANDER S.-GI, CA $ 395,500, Woodbine, 8-22, 3 years / over, 6 feet, 1: 07.98, fm.
1-SILENT POET, 124, g, 6, by Silent Name (Jpn)
1st mother: Cara Bella, by Ghostzapper
2nd Dam: Cargo, by Caro (Ire)
3rd Dam: Aerturas (Fr), by Manado (Ire)
1ST YEAR I WIN. Stables O-Stronach; B-Adena Springs (Ont.);
T-Nicolas Gonzalez; J-Justin Stein. CA $ 252,000. Lifetime
File: 22-11-4-2, $ 873,108. Note from Werk Nick: C.
Click for the ENicks report and pedigree 5 crossed.
2–Admiralty Pier, 123, g, 6, English channel – Full Steam Ahead,
by Kitten’s Joy. ($ 100,000 Ylg ’16 FTSAUG). O-Hoolie Racing
Stable, LLC and Bruce Lunsford; Ferme B-Calumet (KY); T-barbara
J. Minshall. $ 70,000 CAD.
3–Caravel, 118, f, 4, Mizzen mast – Zeezee Zoomzoom, by
Congratulation. ($ 330,000 RNA 3 years ’20 WANOCT). O-Bobby Flay &
Elizabeth M. Merryman; B-Elizabeth M. Merryman (PA); E.
Graham Motion. $ 35,000 CAD.
Margins: HF, 1 1/4, 3/4. Odds: 9.95, 12.45, 0.55.
Also ran: City Boy, Honey Won’t, Chuck Willis (Ire), Old Chestnut, Turned from the side. Click for the Equibase.com Chart, the PP from TJCIS.com or the free catalog style pedigree Equineline.com. VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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