'Dixie' Strikes in Canada's Prince of Wales S.
Sunday, Fort Erie
PRINCE OF WALES S.
, $493,153, FEX, 7-15, (R), 3yo, 1 3/16m, 1:57 2/5, ft.
1--DIXIE STRIKE, 121, f, 3, 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; $295,890. Lifetime Record: GSW, 11-5-2-2, $891,051. *1/2 to Sebastian's Song (Cherokee Run), SP, $164,143; Inglorious (Hennessy), MSW & MGSP, $1,378,751.
, 126, g, 3, Dance to Destiny--One On Tap, by Pleasant Tap. (C$16,000 yrl '10 ONTSEP). O-Brenda K Selwyn Waxman. $98,630.
, 126, c, 3, Northern Afleet
--Colleen's Scorpion, by Scorpion. O-Terra Di Sienna Stables. $49,315.
Margins: 1, HF, 2HF. Odds: 2.95, 13.60, 3.15.
Also Ran: Quaesitor, Dead On, Irish Mission, Menlo Castle, Run in Aruba, Classic Bryce. Click for the brisnet.com chart.
Dixie Strike, winner of last year's Ontario Lassie S. over the Polytrack, captured the Feb. 4 Florida Oaks over Tampa Bay's turf course before running fourth in the GIII Herecomesthebride S. and fifth in the GI Ashland S. The bay filly returned to the winner's circle with a 3 3/4-length triumph in the May 13 GIII Selene S. and followed a fifth-place effort in the June 3 Woodbine Oaks with a third-place finish in the June 24 Queen's Plate last time out. Making her first start on conventional dirt, Dixie Strike was allowed to settle into stride, inched closer on the turn and was fanned out six wide into the lane. She surged to the lead at midstretch and drew clear to the wire.