Jenny's So Great Dominates Royal North
Photo: Michael Burns Photography
Jenny's So Great wins the Royal North.

Bill and Vicki Poston's Jenny's So Great captured the Aug. 1 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) (VIDEO) at Woodbine in dramatic come-from-behind fashion, surging to a two-length advantage at the wire.

The Gregory De Gannes trainee was behind 10 rivals at first call as Wildcat Marie and True Religion sparked an early pace duel in the six-furlong turf race, but Jenny's So Great rallied energetically on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course to win by two lengths. Supreme was second, a length-and-a-half ahead of Sea Road.

Jockey Jesse Campbell rated Jenny's So Great, a 4-year-old daughter of Greatness, before finding a path through the pack in deep stretch. The bay filly was last through fractions of :21.86 and :44.87 as Campbell waited to push the button. The final time for the Royal North was a sharp 1:08.76 on firm turf.

"There were a few anxious moments but that, right there, is what horse racing is all about," Campbell said. "They were flying up front, and she's a horse you can be patient with."

It was the sixth career victory from 20 starts for Jenny's So Great, who won the Zadracarta Stakes at Woodbine June 18.

Campbell said he was overwhelmed by his filly's power down the lane.

"I let the race develop, and about halfway through she came up underneath me so nice," Campbell said. "I had to wait a little bit longer than I wanted to, but the last thing I wanted to do was circle the field because I knew this filly has a quick turn of foot. When it opened, she hit it as fast as I saw it, and that's power."

Bred in Ontario by David Cassidy, Jenny's So Great is out of the Lost Soldier mare Jenny’s Search.

Jenny’s So Great paid $18.90 to win.

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