10/05/2014 4:39PM

Conquest Harlanate wins her BC prep in Mazarine Stakes

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.