10/05/2014 4:39PM

Conquest Harlanate wins her BC prep in Mazarine Stakes

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Michael Burns
In her final prep race before the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Conquest Harlanate won the Mazarine Stakes with a professional-looking run Sunday at Woodbine.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Conquest Harlanate ($3.30) prepped for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf with a professional score in the Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday.

With Patrick Husbands aboard, Conquest Harlanate saved ground in a stalking position in the 1 1/16-mile Polytrack event, while Del Cielo and Dixie Twist vied through moderate splits. Conquest Harlanate was angled into the three-path in the stretch, then hit the front nearing the eighth pole en route to a 2 1/4-length tally in 1:45.22.

Conquest Harlanate collected $108,000 of the $201,600 purse for Conquest Stable and trainer Mark Casse, who has won the Mazarine a record five times.

Conquest Harlanate was coming off a victory in the Grade 2 Natalma, a BC Win and You’re In qualifier.

“We’re really happy with how she’s progressed,” said Kathryn Sullivan, an assistant to Casse. “She’s a lovely filly. She’s smart. Everything’s going the way we want it to go right now.”

Brooklynsway rallied wide for second, and Del Cielo held on for third in a field reduced to six with the scratch of Conquest So True.