Dixie Strike's An Upset in GIII Selene S.
, $279,833, WOX, 5-13, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m (AWT), 1:43 3/5, ft.
1--@DIXIE STRIKE, 118, f, 3, by Dixie Union
1st Dam: Noble Strike (SW, $235,456), by Smart Strike
2nd Dam: Green Noble, by Green Dancer
3rd Dam: Hattab Voladora, by Dewan
(C$45,000 yrl '10 ONTSEP). O-John C Oxley; B-Arosa Farms (ON); T-Mark E Casse; J-Patrick Husbands; $179,892. Lifetime Record: 8-4-2-1, $487,956. *1/2 to Sebastian's Song (Cherokee Run), SP, $164,143; and Inglorious (Hennessy), Ch. 3yo Filly-Can, MSW & MGSP, $1,307,032. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Tu Endie Wei
, 117, f, 3, Johar
--Ms. Cornstalk, by Indian Charlie. O/B-Brereton C Jones (KY); T-Reade Baker; $49,970.
3--Katie Get Excited
, 115, f, 3, Stevie Wonderboy
--Tina Fleet, by Afleet. ($40,000 yrl '10 KEESEP; $120,000 RNA 2yo '11 FTFFEB). O-Debmar Stables; B-Brereton C Jones (KY); T-Ricky Griffith; $27,484.
Margins: 3 3/4, 2 1/4, 3HF. Odds: 3.70, 0.50, 13.50.
Also Ran: Wait Til Dawn, Indyniable, Hilda's Legacy.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Dixie Strike showed good form over the Woodbine Polytrack last year, graduating against open company Oct. 9 before finishing second while trying Ontario-breds in the Oct. 29 Princess Elizabeth S. A runway winner in the restricted Dec. 3 Ontario Lassie S., the chestnut was given some time off before resurfacing with a narrow in Tampa's grassy Florida Oaks Feb. 4. Stretched out to nine panels for the Mar. 11 GIII Herecomesthebride S. over the Gulfstream sod, she crossed the wire in fourth, but was promoted to third. Most recently, Dixie Strike was given a tall task when returning to the poly for the Apr. 7 GI Ashland S. and could only manage a fifth, beaten 7 1/4 lengths. Facing easier company here, the John Oxley runner still had to face the likes of Tu Endie Wei, undefeated in four starts over the local strip. A step slow off the mark, the Mark Casse trainee was content to trail the field through Tu Endie Wei's modest splits of :24.1 and :49.1. Scraping the paint turning for home, Canadian bred rolled up to the heavy favorite midstretch and easily strode by en route to a comfortable win.