Tribal Belle went gate to wire in the Ontario Fashion at Woodbine.

Tribal Belle went gate to wire in the Ontario Fashion at Woodbine.

Michael Burns

Tribal Belle Rings Up Ontario Fashion Win

Daughter of Tribunal leads all the way in six-furlong test for fillies and mares.

(from Woodbine report)

Favored Tribal Belle led from gate to wire to take the $149,399 Ontario Fashion Stakes (VIDEO) by 3 1/4 lengths at Woodbine Nov. 1.

Canvasback Farm's homebred daughter of Tribunal threw down the gauntlet early, establishing splits of :21.92 and :44.64 over the Polytrack. In the stretch, she stayed on well for her fourth score of the season from five starts.

A 4-year-old filly bred in British Columbia, Tribal Belle zipped six furlongs in 1:08.84, finishing well clear of Glitter Rox. Porte Bonheur was a neck farther back in third.

"I was able to give her a breather around the turn," said winning jockey Jim McAleney. "She was very comfortable from the three-eighths pole to the quarter pole. She re-broke at the head of the stretch. She's got that talent where she has a high cruising speed. She's a powerhouse."

"She seems to show up all the time," said trainer Terry Jordan, who is winning at better than 40% for the Woodbine meet.

Tribal Belle has consecutive stakes wins after she won the Seaway (Can-III) by a neck Sept. 5. She earned $83,205 for her ninth lifetime win in 14 starts, boosting her total prize money to $411,785.

Tribal Belle returned $5.60, $2.90, and $2.30, combining with Glitter Rox ($4.90, $3.10) for a $29.70 exacta. Porte Bonheur ($2.50) rounded out a trifecta worth $66.10. Foxy Danseur finished fourth.

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