06/25/2016 4:53PM

Conquest Vivi dominates as favorite in Nandi

Michael Burns
Conquest Vivi draws off to a 2 1/2-length victory under Phil Husbands in the Nandi for 2-year-old fillies.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — The speedy Court Vision filly Conquest Vivi justified her favoritism with a dominating score in the $125,400 Nandi Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine on Saturday.

Conquest Vivi linked up on the lead with the imposing Raglan Road through moderate splits, and then began to draw off in the final furlong to prevail by 2 1/2 lengths, in a time of 1:04.98 for 5 1/2 furlongs.

Raglan Road finished a clear second over the debuting Ring in the Nite. Second choice Green Freedom was a non-threatening fifth in the nine-horse field.

“She drew the outside,” said jockey Phil Husbands. “She’s a fast little filly. I just wanted to get across and clear the horses, and try to give her the best ride down the lane. She’s very classy.”

Conquest Vivi ($3.40) earned $75,000 for Conquest Stable and trainer Mark Casse, who paid $150,000 for her at the 2015 Canadian Premier yearling sale. She is a half-sister to one of Woodbine’s leading 3-year-olds, Conquest Enforcer.