Olredlgetcha Wins Career Bow in Victoria S.

Olredlgetcha Wins Career Bow in Victoria S.
Photo: Michael Burns Photography
First timer Olredlgetcha gets 'em in Victoria Stakes.

(from Woodbine report)

Olredlgetcha, a 2-year-old son of Limehouse  , was anything but green in his career bow, blowing away his rivals in the $136,098 Victoria Stakes at Woodbine June 14 (VIDEO) .

The chestnut Florida-bred, ridden by Emile Ramsammy, rallied stoutly down the stretch in the five-furlong Victoria to give trainer Greg de Gannes consecutive scores in the added-money event. Olredlgetcha won by three lengths.

"I don't know who 'Red' is, but he must be a good guy. This horse must take after him,” said de Gannes. “He's an ultimate professional. He always has been. He's very athletic."

Last year, Southern Exchange recorded a 4 3/4-length win in the Victoria, providing de Gannes with his first Woodbine stakes victory.

On Sunday, Olredlgetcha, sent off at 10-1, sat off an opening quarter-mile of :22.67 set by the dueling Dant and Fearless Cowboy. Olredlgetcha collared the latter, who finished second, in mid-stretch. Dant was third, 2 3/4 lengths behind Fearless Cowboy.

The final time was :57.56 over the Toronto oval Polytrack.

“The first time I sat on this horse, I knew he was going to be good,” said Ramsammy. “Today, he did everything professionally. He settled nicely and when I called on him, he responded with a strong turn of foot.”

Owned by R Own Stables, the winning colt returned $23.50, $11.50 and $6.30, combining with Fearless Cowboy ($7.70, $5.90) for a $187.50 exacta. Dant ($5.30) capped off a $1,224.10 trifecta.

Bricklayer, the 6-5 favorite in the field of seven, finished fifth.

Sienna Farms bred the chestnut Olredlgetcha, who is out of Mystical Beauty, by Cobra King.

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