08/05/2017 5:38PM

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet now 2 for 2 with Clarendon triumph

Michael Burns
Be Vewy Vewy Quiet paid $4.20 in winning the Clarendon Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Be Vewy Vewy Quiet was a punctual choice under Sheena Ryan in Saturday’s $125,000 Clarendon Stakes at Woodbine, while remaining unbeaten in two starts for trainer Robert Tiller.

Shortly after breaking from the rail, Be Vewy Vewy Quiet moved up along the inside to vie for the lead with Water Polo in the 5 1/2-furlong sprint for 2-year-olds. He took control early in the stretch, and then drew away in the final furlong to prevail by 2 1/4 lengths over a wide-closing Eskiminzin in a time of 1:03.90.

After a slow start, the first-time starter Aheadbyacentury rallied belatedly for third, before galloping out strongly with the winner.  Sent From Heaven checked in fourth in the six-horse field of Ontario-breds, ahead of a fading Water Polo and 3-1 second choice Differential.

“I decided to sit with (Water Polo), so that we’d have a clean trip,” Ryan said. “He was just getting warmed up. He didn’t even want to pull up.”

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet ($4.20) banked $75,000 for a partnership headed by Frank DiGiulio Jr., who also bred the gelded son of Silent Name.

“I really liked his race today,” Tiller said. “He’s turned out even better than I thought he would. He was under restraint all the way, and showed me something from the eighth pole home. We’re thrilled. It looks like he’s a runner.”