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Blinkers Help Dreaming of Drew Wire Princess Elizabeth
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Blinkers Help Dreaming of Drew Wire Princess Elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Trainer Barbara Minshall’s move to add blinkers helped Dreaming of Drew take the field gate to wire with ease in Saturday’s $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes for 2-year-old Canadian-foaled fillies at Woodbine.

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The odds-on 4/5 favorite in the field of eight juvenile fillies, Dreaming of Drew went straight to the lead under Patrick Husbands and set an even tempo while Bodacious Miss gave closest watch.

Dispatching her rivals as she rounded the far turn, Dreaming of Drew cleared off in the stretch before crossing a commanding 3 3/4 lengths much the best while completing the 1 1/16-mile fast synthetic event in 1:44.07.

Il Malocchio took second by 3 lengths over Emmeline, while Bodacious Miss faded to fourth.

Curlin’s CatchBequiaDance With Destiny, and El Bayern completed the order of finish.

Dreaming of Drew’s win was a sharp return to the form she flashed when breaking her maiden at second asking in July, before she finished second in the Catch A Glimpse Stakes and fourth in the Natalma Stakes (G1). The Speightster filly now sports a record of 5-2-2-0 with $202,832 earned for owner Hoolie Racing Stable.

“She’s a dream,” Minshall said. “She’s been a great filly for us and I’m really looking forward to the future with her.”

Dreaming of Drew returned $3.90 to win, $2.90 to place, and $2.80 to show. Il Malocchio brought back $5.80 to place and $4.80 to show, while Emmeline paid $10.60 to show.

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