Summer Sunday wins the Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine on June 9

Race 9. Hendrie Stakes,(G3). For four year-old and up fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs. Purse $125,000.

Entries:

PP Filly/Mare Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Alnilah Kirk Johnson Danny O’Callaghan 10/1
2 Silent Sonet David Moran Nicholas Gonzalez 3/1
3 Crazy Sweet Gary Boulanger Glenn Wismer 12/1
4 Sly Beauty Patrick Husbands Mark Casse 8/1
5 Katie Baby Eurico Da Silva Catherine Day Phillips 4/1
6 Summer Sunday Rafael Hernandez Stuart Simon 2/1
7 Devine Mischief Luis Contreras Norman McKnight 6/1
8 Straitouttapopcorn Alan Garcia Stephen Lyster 20/1

Summer Sunday, a four-time black-type winner, won the Hendrie Stakes (G3). The 3-2 favorite received a perfect trip and was able to draw off down the stretch for 1 1/2 lengths win. The running time was 1:16.62.

Sly Beauty was the early pacesetter with half-mile fractions of :23.33 and :46.09 on a fast track. Summer Sunday began in third and moved early to be only a half-length behind Sly Beauty by the half-mile point. Sly Beauty tried to fight on, but Summer Sunday had plenty of run left and opened by more than two lengths in the stretch.

Katie Baby, the second choice, raced in sixth and had to angle three to five wide on the turn for running room. She was able to shorten the gap but crossed the wire in second-place.

The remaining order of finish was: Alnilah in third. Sly Beauty, Silent SonetCrazy SweetStraitouttapopcorn, and Devine Mischief.

Our Top Three Picks were:

  • Summer Sunday
  • Katie Baby
  • Devine Mischief

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