Ol’ Fashion Gal ($14.20) held off the charging favorite Don’t Leave Me to notch her first stakes Sunday at Woodbine in the Grade 3, $154,800 Selene.
With Alan Garcia aboard, Ol’ Fashion Gal stalked Watch This Cat, who set honest fractions in the 1 1/16-mile route for 3-year-old fillies. Leading Edge and Ol’ Fashion Gal both made a bid for the lead early in the stretch, and Ol’ Fashion Gal took control thereafter en route to a head score over Don’t Leave Me, who had rallied wide from last.
“She broke good, and I tried to be close to the pace,” Garcia said. “It worked out good. My filly was trying all the way.”
Ol’ Fashion Gal gave trainer Mark Casse a sweep of the two weekend stakes at Woodbine. She covered the distance in 1:44.73 and earned $90,000 for owners Bill and Vicki Poston.
Sky Treasure uses powerful late charge to win Nassau
Ron Gierkink, DRF
Sky Treasure buried a quality group of fillies and mares while notching her first stakes win Saturday at Woodbine in the Grade 2, $211,200 Nassau.
Sky Treasure was reserved at the rear of the 12-horse field through the turn in the one-mile turf route. Gary Boulanger angled her wide early in the stretch, and she proceeded to rally powerfully and win by a length over Deceptive Vision, who edged out Overheard for second. Stellar Path, the 5-2 favorite from New York, flattened out to finish fourth after pressing a lively pace.
Sky Treasure paid $40.10 to win.
“She’s always been a really nice filly, closing,” said Boulanger. “I always thought a lot of her, and didn’t get to ride her a whole bunch. She has a big move if you ride her right. I got a perfect trip through the turn, and I really hadn’t asked much of her. I split horses, got outside of (Deceptive Vision), and she gave me a gear and spurted right by her. It worked out great for us today.”