07/09/2017 5:08PM

Enstone dominates Bison City Stakes

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Michael Burns
Enstone paid $5.30 in winning the Bison City Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Enstone took a comfortable lead and never looked back to take Sunday’s $225,000 Bison City Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara at Woodbine.

Enstone established slow fractions of 25.50 and 50.17 in the 1 1/16-miles route for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies. Mythical Mission, the 4-5 favorite, took up the chase in second and loomed large at the head of the stretch, but Enstone held her ground and scored by a length, in a time of 1:44.88.

Ghostly Presence finished a distant third. She was followed by Logic of Absurdity, the supplement Erin Commodity and Cindervella.

There was no show wagering; Enstone returned $5.30 to win as the second choice.

Patrick Husbands rode Enstone, a daughter of Tiznow, for East View Stables and trainer Mark Casse. She was exiting a fourth in the Woodbine Oaks, which was dominated by the future Queen’s Plate winner, Holy Helena, and Mythical Mission.

“She’s a very aggressive filly,” Husbands said. “I still believe that the (Oaks) took a lot out of her, but she (subsequently) put on a lot of weight. I got an easy quarter and an easy half. I picked it up four and a half furlongs out, because she’s doesn’t really have a turn of foot. From the three-eighths pole, I really squeezed her. She likes to go to the lead, prick her ears, and enjoy herself.”

The final leg of the Tiara, a series for Canadian-bred sophomore fillies, is the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes over 10 furlongs on turf here July 30.