05/21/2016 4:18PM

Conquest Enforcer coasts to easy victory in Queenston

Michael Burns
Conquest Enforcer, ridden by Patrick Husbands, wins the Queenston Stakes, a prep for the July 3 Queen’s Plate, by 7 3/4 lengths.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario—Conquest Enforcer  won the $150,000 Queenston Stakes with embarrassing ease under Patrick Husbands at Woodbine on Saturday.

Facing just three others after the scratch of Conquest Cavalry, Conquest Enforcer ($2.60) set slow fractions of 24.08 and 47.69 seconds in the seven-furlong sprint. He began to draw away early in the stretch, and then coasted home on top by 7 3/4 lengths, before galloping out strongly.

Songs and Laughter finished second, and Ultraflame checked in third after a wide trip. The final time was 1:23.73.

A son of Into Mischief trained by Mark Casse, Conquest Enforcer earned $94,500 for Conquest Stable in the prep for the July 3 Queen’s Plate.

“I tried to ride him like the best horse in the race,” said Husbands. “There was no pace down the backside, and he was a little bit bored. I wanted to get a little pressure down the backside with him, to squeeze him a little bit down the lane, but there was no pressure. He galloped out good.”

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