Updated on 09/17/2011 5:23PM

Archers Bow wins Vice Regent

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Archers Bow ($13.10) wins the $131,625 Vice Regent Stakes at Woodbine Sunday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Archers Bow, a great great grandson of Vice Regent, took the $131,625 Vice Regent Stakes at Woodbine Sunday.

Archers Bow tracked the pace from a three-wide position in the one-mile contest, which was run over soft turf. Dashing Admiral, the 4-5 favorite, vied with Arch Hall through fractions of :24.59 and :48.74 seconds.

Archers Bow assumed command at the quarter pole, and held off a late bid from 10-1 shot Chemistry Class to win by a neck. Dashing Admiral faded in the final furlong, finishing another four and a half lengths back in third in the seven-horse field of Ontario-sired 3-year-olds.

Jockey Ray Sabourin said Archers Bow put forth a determined effort.

"He wasn't handling the (footing) all well around the turn, but he came through in the stretch," Sabourin said. "He gets to loafing a little when he gets to the lead, but he kicked back in. He ran a game race."

Archers Bow ($13.10) earned $78,975 in his first stakes triumph. Mike Wright trains him for owners Susan Jane Anstey, Michael Van Every and Joseph Parker.