How to bet the King Edward Stakes 2022

A very interesting field of seven will go after in Sunday’s $200,000 King Edward S. (G2) at Woodbine. The one-mile grass event drew five ranked stakes winners, plus a Canadian classic star, in what might be one of the most exciting races on the card.

by Roger Attfield #3 Shirl’s Speight (5-2) pocketed the Maker’s Mark Mile (G1) at Keeneland in the spring, and although he has been out of form since winning that victory, the bay looks well placed to find his way back to winning ways against this fine field.

The son of Speightstown didn’t shoot when he was at a slow pace in the Connaught Cup (G2) last time out, but the form of the race will be much different on Sunday which will help the latecomer. He will gauge the initial pace well before putting his winning run into the lane. Emma-Jayne Wilson will once again be in silk.

#7 March to the Ark (8-1), who won the event in 2020 before finishing third in 2021, continues to display his smart footwork for Mark Casse. The gelding son of Arch went 7-3-2-1 on the course and just finished second in the Connaught Cup on his first try since January. The Florida-raised seven-year-old shows a solid pair of half-mile drills ahead of Sunday and will make a late run under Husbands.

#2 Filo Di Arianna (2-1), also from the Casse hangar, has shown itself to be very sharp during two recent victories there. The Group 2-winning Brazilian import is 6 for 8 in his career with room for improvement evident, and the six-year-old will be super tough in this offer with any kind of step up from his last performance . Probably the one to beat will have Kaz Kimura in the stirrups.

I feel the race will come down to the aforementioned trio.

Paris King Edward

  • $25 win #3 Shirl’s Speight ($25)
  • Trifecta Key $6 3 with 2.7 ($12)
  • Trifecta box $2 2,3,7 ($12)