08/28/2010 4:28PM

Barracks Road upsets Ontario Colleen


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Barracks Road ($20.50) established an easy lead and kept on going to take the $193,900 Ontario Colleen Stakes over 26-1 shot Jenny’s So Great at Woodbine Saturday.

The temporary rail on the turf course was placed in the outermost lane for the one-mile event, a position which aided the speed style of Barracks Road, who set quick fractions of 23.45 and 46.23 seconds under Corey Fraser.

Barracks Road opened up a 2 1/2- length lead at the eighth pole, and then coasted home on top by a length and three-quarters, in a time of 1:34.95. Dixie Chicken and favored No Explaining dead-heated for third in the 11-horse field of 3-year-old fillies.

It was the second victory on the card for the combination of Fraser and trainer Mark Casse.

“She’s an excellent filly,” said Fraser. “If you give her the lead, she’ll run on. She was looking around as she got closer to the wire, but she did what had to be done.”

For notching her second stakes, Barracks Road collected $120,000 for Melnyk Racing Stable.