Jockey Chantal Sutherland netted her meet-leading eighteenth stakes score, guiding 6-5 favourite Inglorious to her second added-money win in as many starts, in Saturday’s $151,600 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine.
Inglorious, a two-year-old daughter of Hennessy, trained by Josie Carroll, made her first two-turn test a memorable one, crossing the wire 5 ¾-lengths in front of a closing Baganara in a time of 1:46.28 for 1 1/16-miles, over the Polytrack. Sense of Pride was third.
The bay came into the Ontario Lassie off a victory in her career bow, a 1 ¾-length triumph in the six-furlong Fanfreluche Stakes, on October 24.
Inglorious, who broke sharply, settled nicely, sitting fourth after an opening quarter-mile in :24.11 and sixth after a half in :47.79, before taking command in early stretch.
Riders had to contend with a loose horse after Steve Bahen was unseated from his mount, Molinaro Social, coming out of the first turn.
For Inglorious, bred by Arosa Farms and owned by Donver Stable, it was another impressive performance, one that pleased Carroll.
“We’ve worked a lot with this filly in behind horses trying to get her to relax,” noted Carroll. “She’s been very, very simple for us because anything you ask of this filly, she just does it. She’s very easy to train.”
Inglorious also sports a winning attitude.
“She has a wonderful demeanor,” praised Carroll. “We’re very fortunate.”
It was the second consecutive Ontario Lassie win for Sutherland, who showed dogged determination in taking last year’s edition with Resentless.
Inglorious paid $4.40, $3.20 and $2.70, combining with Baganara ($9.10, $6) for a $54.80 exactor. Sense of Pride ($4.90) completed a $412.80 triactor. A $1 superfecta (Grand Style) returned $814.
The final card of the 2010 Thoroughbred meet goes Sunday. First post is 1:00 p.m.