, $506,739, WOX, 8-5, (S), 3yo, 1 1/2mT, 2:30 4/5, fm.
1--IRISH MISSION, 121, f, 3, by Giant's Causeway 1st Dam: Misty Mission (SW, $194,320), by Miswaki
2nd Dam: Hangin on a Star, by Vice Regent
3rd Dam: Hangin Around, by Stage Door Johnny
($375,000 yrl '10 FTSAUG). O-Robert S Evans; B-Sam-Son Farm (ON); T-Mark R Frostad; J-Alex O Solis; $299,610. Lifetime Record: 11-3-2-0, $834,460. *1/2 to French Beret (Broad Brush), MGSW, $659,434.
, 126, c, 3, Theatrical (Ire)
--Brave Destiny, by Quiet American. (C$47,000 RNA yrl '10 ONTSEP). O/B-Sam-Son Farms (ON); T-Malcolm Pierce. $99,870.
, 126, g, 3, Friends Lake--Questuary, by Archers Bay. O-Wayward Stable; B-Gill & Nancy Howard & Donald M Ross (ON); T-Ian Howard. $49,935.
Margins: HF, 4 3/4, 3 3/4. Odds: 4.90, 4.70, 29.30.
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Irish Mission took seven starts to break her maiden--she did so going 1 3/16 miles over the Keeneland turf Apr. 26--but since then, she's been a force to be reckoned with North of the Border. The 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga grad upset the Woodbine Oaks at nine furlongs of Polytrack here June 3, and came close to besting the boys when a solid second to Strait of Dover (English Channel) in the June 24 Queen's Plate. Queen's Plate third-place finisher Dixie Strike (Dixie Union) returned to take the July 15 Prince of Wales S. when Irish Mission, the 8-5 favorite, didn't seem to handle the Fort Erie main track and checked in sixth. The return to turf proved the difference maker for Irish Mission here, though, and the chestnut's game performance helped secure two of three legs of Canada's Triple Crown for the fairer sex. Well-held by veteran pilot Alex Solis while saving all the ground towards the back of the pack early, Irish Mission was guided into the two path entering the far turn for clearer sailing. She edged out even further nearing the straight and looped up to take command at the quarter pole, but fellow Sam-Son-bred Aldous Snow was right behind her and appeared as if he'd fly right by down the center of the course. Irish Mission dug in valiantly as she angled towards the rail, and stiff-armed her pursuer all the way to the wire.