06/04/2006 11:00PM

Canterbury: Katy Smiles pulls away


In a memorable effort, Katy Smiles prevailed over seven fillies and mares in the $40,000 Hoist Her Flag Stakes at Canterbury Park.

The 1-2 favorite in the six-furlong race, Katy Smiles dueled with Galactic Cat most of the way. In midstretch, Galactic Cat drifted in and bumped Katy Smiles, but Katy Smiles, under Juan Rivera, pulled away to win by 2 1/4 lengths. Galactic Cat held well to finish second by 3 1/4 lengths over third-place Aroarable.

Katy Smiles, trained by David Van Winkle, finished in 1:08.17, missing the track record by .13 of a second.