California Filly Wins Woodbine's Glorious Song

(from Woodbine report)
Sent off at odds of 19-1, the California-bred filly Shout to the North rallied for a superb score in the $136,875 Glorious Song Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Sunday at Woodbine.

Shout to the North won the seven-furlong feature on a fast track in 1:25.65 by a neck courtesy of a quick late turn of foot and a smart ride from Emile Ramsammy, who earned his ninth stakes win on the season.

"It was a thrill to ride her," said Ramsammy, who got the call on Shout to the North for Mark Casse, while Patrick Husbands piloted the conditioner's other entrant, Quite a Ruckus. "The horse warmed up well and gave me a good feeling."

Quite a Ruckus and Miss Venturous were joined to the outside by Away Ahead through an opening quarter-mile in :22.50 and a half in :45.72.

Tucked in behind the pacesetters, Shout to the North had plenty in reserve. The dark bay daughter of Old Topper engaged Charles Fipke's Canadian Gem in a dramatic duel to the wire.

Owner Tommy Town Thoroughbreds bred the winner.

It was a welcome surprise victory for Casse. "She's shown some ability throughout the year, but we've had a lot of troubles with her," he said.

"She's not the heartiest of fillies. She'd been sick. Just recently, she started training well, so that's why we tried it today.

The victory, worth $82,125, boosts Shout to the North's career bankroll to $132,292.

She paid $41.70, $17.60 and $5.20 across the board, combining with Canadian Gem ($5.80, $3.60) for a $188.00 exacta. Roving Angel ($2.90) held for third, rounding out a healthy $1,157.80 trifecta.

(Chart, Equibase)