An undefeated Mark Casse pair and a well-bet first-out winner from the Kevin Attard barn headline a nine-horse renewal of the GIII Grey S. Sunday at Woodbine.
D J Stable's Helium (Ironicus) debuted an impressive 3 1/4-length victor going seven furlongs on the local Tapeta Sept. 27 and validated that try with a 4 1/4-length score as the favorite in the Display S. here Oct. 18. The other half of the Casse contingent is Breeze Easy's Easy Time (Not This Time). Backed to 7-5 in his unveiling over seven main-track panels Oct. 25, the $250,000 OBS July buy obliged his supporters with a 2 3/4-length graduation.
Haddassah (Air Force Blue) was also a poorly-kept secret on debut in an off-the-turfer Nov. 1, sent away at a nickel below 2-1 in an 11-horse group, and rallied from seventh to prevail by a half-length over a pacesetter who was a half-dozen clear of the remainder.
Stephen (Constitution), victor of the Coronation Futurity S. here Nov. 1, and Barrister Tom (Artie Schiller), a 44-1 upsetter of the More Than Ready Juvenile S. Sept. 7 at Kentucky Downs, round out the top contenders.