TORONTO, ON – Daniel Investment Holdings’ Mizzen Beau struck out to an early lead and cruised home clearly the best in Saturday’s $250,000 Bison City Stakes at Woodbine.
Mizzen Beau broke on top in the eight-horse field of 3-year-old fillies, kicking ahead from post 4 under Steven Bahen at 8/1 odds.
Infinite Patience applied pressure to her outside hip through opening fractions of :23.49, :47.68, and 1:12.76.
After catching a breather on the backstretch, Mizzen Beau began to edge clear in the far turn and straightened for home with a growing advantage.
The Norm Casse trainee crossed 4 3/4 lengths ahead in a final time of 1:44.35 over the 1 1/16-mile fast synthetic main track.
“She broke real sharp, and she’s kind of a small little filly,” Bahen said. “Norm just said kind of let her be happy where she is like last time, and she was up there kind of tugging on me, so I said, ‘OK, this is where we’re going to be,’ just hoping she’d settle down, and she did down the backside.”
The 4/5 favorite Afleet Katherine rallied from well off the pace to take second by a head over Truth Hurts.
Farther back came Gun Society, Pseudonym, Infinite Patience, Justleaveitalone, and Ballrooms of Mars to complete the order of finish.
Mizzen Beau’s win was her first at the stakes level and improved her overall record to 9-3-1-0. Purchased for $100,000 as an unraced juvenile, the Mizzen Mast filly has now earned $190,559.
Mizzen Beau returned $19.10 to win, $5.80 to place, and $3.60 to show. Afleet Katherine brought back $2.80 to place and $2.10 to show, while Truth Hurts paid $3.40 to show.