Aside from those who made the horse a 7-5 favorite, jockey Sandy Hawley was probably the angriest person al at Woodbine when Volterra lost the Hendrie Handicap Stakes to Anglia earlier this season.
Hawley was visibly upset with Volterra's runner-up position in the 6 1/2 -furlong sprint.
"I knew I should have just sent this filly to the lead in her last race," Hawley admitted. "That's the way she likes to run. That's the way I rode her last year. Instead I rated her, then we got trapped on the inside. She didn't like it one bit."
Today at Woodbine, Hawley will once again be aboard Volterra, this time in the $67,380 Seaway Stakes.
Volterra's competition for the winner's purse of $40,428 includes Anglia; Charming Sassafras, a winner of $108,000 last year; and Sweet Blanche, a winner of $240,000 during her career.
Le Voyageur will run in Belmont
NEW YORK -- Le Voyageur, French-raced but American-owned, will start in the Belmont Stakes, his handlers announced.
The colt, who was purchased by Calumet Farm for $1.5 million at the 1987 Saratoga yearling sales, will arrive in New York four days before the June 10 race.
In France, where he raced only on the turf, the colt won only one start.