07/02/2016 5:50PM

Dimension scores upset in King Edward

Michael Burns
Kentucky shipper Dimension pays $37.10 for his win under David Moran in the Grade 2 King Edward.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — The rejuvenated Kentucky shipper Dimension notched his second consecutive Woodbine stakes Saturday while stretching out to a mile in the Grade 2, $212,400 King Edward.

With David Moran aboard, Dimension raced in seventh on the backstretch and then mounted a four-wide bid on the turn. He hit the front early in the stretch, before holding sway to score by 1 1/4 lengths, in a final time of 1:33.19 over the firm ground.

After attending the pace on the outside, Solemn Tribute edged out a wide-closing Tower of Texas for second. The favored shipper Full Mast checked in fourth in the eight-horse field.

“I just wanted to do the same as last time, get him happy and comfortable,” said Moran. “At the three-eighths pole, he was running over the back of them. He quickened up smart, and ran right to the wire. He’s confident right now. He’s really back to himself.”

Dimension ($37.10), a son of Medicean, earned $120,000 for Riverside Bloodstock and trainer Conor Murphy.

Generous Touch ($16.30) prevailed over the troubled favorite, Sugar Jones, in Saturday’s supporting feature, the $125,400 Passing Mood Stakes.

After pressing the early pace in the seven-furlong turf sprint, Generous Touch assumed command in the stretch before winning by a half-length, in 1:22.51. Sugar Jones closed from mid-pack to finish a clear second over stablemate Westlodge Intrigue, after bumping hard with a rival early in the stretch. 

Eurico Da Silva rode Generous Touch, a daughter of Philanthropist, for Norseman Racing Stable and trainer Sid Attard.

“She was ready,” said Da Silva. “She broke very sharp. She wanted to go to the lead. I took her back a little bit, and she relaxed beautifully. She ran wonderful.”