Caren takes the Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine.

Caren takes the Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine.

Michael Burns

Caren Wins Shady Well in Stakes Debut

Filly is undefeated in two starts on Woodbine's synthetic track.

Just more than a month after Robert Marzilli's Caren became the first winner for Canadian-based freshman sire Society's Chairman , the 2-year-old filly again provided her sire a milestone in the $150,000 Shady Well Stakes July 12 at Woodbine.

Off at 9-2, the Michael De Paulo trainee tracked leader and 6-5 favorite Get Rhythm early in the 5 1/2-furlong race for Ontario-bred 2-year-old fillies, took command in the final furlong, and held off a closing drive from 29-1 longshot Crumlin Spirit to win by a head.

Get Rhythm, who tired to finish fifth in the seven-filly field, set fractions of :22.26 and :45.32 through a half-mile, while Caren pressed the pace a half-length behind. The winning filly finished the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.33 on the synthetic main track.

Caren paid $11.10, $5.70, and $4 across the board. Crumlin Spirit delivered $16.90 and $7.80. Conquest City Girl, 2 1/4 lengths back in third, brought $3.40 to show.

Shake Down Baby finished fourth, followed by Get Rhythm, This is My Night, and Miss Metropolitan, to complete the order of finish.

Caren won her debut at Woodbine June 6 in impressive fashion, taking a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event by 2 3/4 lengths.

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Bred by James Everatt, Janeane Everatt, and Arika Everatt-Meeuse from the unraced Vilzak mare Jo Zak, Caren has $92,803 in earnings with a two-for-two record.