05/01/2016 4:51PM

Crumlin Spirit overtakes odds-on favorite in Lady Angela

Michael Burns
Crumlin Spirit (6), with David Moran aboard, gets past 1-2 favorite Caren to win the Lady Angela by a length.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Crumlin Spirit wore down the 1-2 favorite, Caren, in the final furlong to take the $125,000 Lady Angela Stakes under David Moran at Woodbine on Sunday.

Crumlin Spirit ($14.80) raced at the back of the pack on the outside early in the seven-furlong sprint, as Old Valyria set honest fractions, with Caren in close proximity.

Crumlin Spirit commenced a wide rally heading into the turn, and then collared Caren inside the eighth pole en route to a one-length tally, in 1:22.53.

Trini Brewnette edged out a fading Old Valyria for third in the seven-horse field of Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies.

“She’s a beautiful filly, and we’ve been getting pretty excited about her for the last while,” said Moran. “From 2 to 3, she’s developed really strong, physically. She was only really getting going at the end. I think she’s one to look forward to. That was our plan—just to sit back, stalk, and chase down Caren.”

Crumlin Spirit is the first stakes winner for Court Vision, the 2010 Woodbine Mile winner and former Ontario sire, who currently stands in Kentucky. Trained by Mike Doyle, she earned $75,000 for Dura Racing Stable and M.J. Doyle Racing Stable.