Supplemented at the time of entry for Saturday’s Ontario Racing S. at Woodbine, the debuting Credit River (More Than Ready) took advantage of a furious pace up ahead of him and rallied from the backfield to cause a 41-1 upset.
Dropped out to the tail as Quick Tempo (Tapizar) set the pace from rail-skimming favorite Amsden (American Pharoah), the Ontario-bred gray colt was guided to the grandstand side and rolled over the top of his rivals en route to a comfortable victory.
The 204th stakes winner for his wildly successful dual-hemisphere sire, Credit River is a half-brother to Hard Not To Like (Hard Spun), a three-time Grade I winner on turf. The colt’s dam won the 2006 Wonder Where S. going 10 grassy furlongs at Woodbine and produced a colt by Will Take Charge this year before being bred back to Hard Spun. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
ONTARIO RACING S., C$155,790, Woodbine, 9-19, 2yo, 5fT, :57.06, fm.
1–CREDIT RIVER, 118, c, 2, by More Than Ready
1st Dam: Like a Gem (MSW, $554,216), by Tactical Cat
2nd Dam: Its a Ruby, by Rubiano
3rd Dam: Likeashot, by Gun Shot
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Hillsbrook Farms; B-Garland E Williamson (ON); T-Breeda Hayes; J-Emma-Jayne Wilson. C$97,200. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $73,613. *1/2 to Hard Not to Like (Hard Spun), MGISW-US, SW-Can, $1,262,171.
2–Sky’s Not Falling, 120, g, 2, Seville (Ger)–Sky Copper, by Sky Mesa. ($9,000 RNA Wlg ’18 EASDEC). O-R Larry Johnson & R D M Racing Stable; B-R Larry Johnson (MD); T-Michael J. Trombetta. C$27,000.
3–Souper Classy, 120, g, 2, Souper Speedy–Silver Adventure, by Silver Deputy. (C$57,000 Ylg ’19 CANSEP). O-Mickey Demers; B-Jennifer S Leuty (ON); T-Michael P De Paulo. C$17,820.
Margins: 3/4, 1 1/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 41.10, 2.60, 4.75.
Also Ran: Too Legit, Amsden, Quick Tempo. Scratched: Ready to Repeat.