Silver Impulse Golden in Ontario Lassie

(from Woodbine report)
Sent off as the even-money choice, Silver Impulse didn't disappoint while capturing Sunday's $163,350 Ontario Lassie Stakes for Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

Silver Impulse, a 2-year-old daughter of Silver Charm-Golden Genie trained by Stanley Baresich and ridden by Emile Ramsammy, made her two-turn debut a winning one, crossing the wire 4 ΒΌ-lengths in front in a time of 1:47.46 over a fast main track. It was her first added-money triumph.

The bay filly came into the race off a second-place finish to Simply Lovely in the Fanfreluche Stakes on Nov. 7. She has yet to finish worse than third, posting a mark of 2-2-3 from seven starts to date.

It was Time Saver who took the early lead, leading the field through an opening quarter-mile in :23.29 and a half in :47.48. Ramsammy, bided his time with the winner before seizing control around the final turn and drawing off on their rivals down the lane.

"She's progressed nicely and trained well going into the race," said Ramsammy. "She ran her best race so far. She's a petite filly, but hopefully, she grows up a little more next year. Stamina seems to be her forte."

Baresich claimed the horse in July.

Silver Impulse, who finished third in the Muskoka Stakes, her first added-money test back in September, collected her $98,010 for the win. Her career earnings mark now stands at $202,662 for owners B. and B. Stable and Winston Penny.

She paid $4.10, $3 and $2.10 across the board, combining with Simply Again ($12.20, $4.50) for a $66.60 exacta. Good as Gold ($3) rounded off a $165 trifecta.

(Chart, Equibase)