10/10/2016 4:51PM

Dragon's Cry holds off Signature Spring in Bull Page

Michael Burns
Sheena Ryan rides Dragon's Cry to her first stakes victory in the Bull Page at Woodbine on Monday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Jockey Sheena Ryan won her first stakes on the speedy Dragon’s Cry in the $125,000 Bull Page at Woodbine on Monday.

Dragon’s Cry ($9.90) linked up on the front end with Waubaushene in the six-furlong sprint, and then put away that rival before opening up a clear lead in the stretch.

Signature Spring, the 1-2 favorite, was boxed in through much of the race. After finding a clear path, he began to close the gap in the last furlong, but Dragon’s Cry held on to prevail by three-quarters of a length in a final time of 1:10.35.

Pachi Cruze finished a distant third in the five-horse field of Ontario-sired male 2-year-olds.

Dragon’s Cry, a son of Victor’s Cry trained by Bob Tiller, banked $75,000 for owner-breeder Goldmart Farm.

“It seems like he’s just getting better and better,” Ryan said. “He’s figuring it out. He’s very classy to work with. He just wants to please you, and do what you want him to do. He’s very nice to ride. I think you can put him wherever you want, and he just goes with it. Bob and his team have done a great job with him. It’s a dream come true to win a stakes for him. I’m so happy.”

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