Stradivinsky Dominates First 2007 Woodbine Stakes

(from Woodbine report)
Stradivinsky, under Emma-Jayne Wilson, dominated some of Canada's top sprinters in Woodbine's first stakes event of the year, Saturday's $125,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes.

Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the bay son of Stravinsky won his first career stakes race in style, a 7 3/4-length score over reigning sprint champion Judiths Wild Rush and Are You Serious, who hit the wire bobs apart.

The time was 1:09.68 for six furlongs.

After dueling inside of V S O P Please and L'Argent through early fractions of :22.20 and :44.52, Wilson and Stradivinsky kicked clear and continued to widen their advantage as the field turned for home.

"He just has so much class and so much ability, he just ran himself off his feet," said Wilson of the 4-year-old Live Oak Plantation silk-bearer. "I was really happy with the way he went."

It was the second consecutive score for Stradivinsky, whose last triumph also came over the Toronto oval's Polytrack, a 9 1/2-length triumph at seven furlongs on Nov. 5.

Stradivinsky won four races from 11 starts in 2006, including a turf win at Churchill Downs on May 29.

Stradivinsky returned $5.50, $3.30, $2.60, combining with Judiths Wild Rush ($3.10, $2.20) for a $15.50 exacta. Are You Serious ($3.90) rounded out a $90.40 trifecta.

(Chart, Equibase)

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