04/30/2017 4:21PM

Enstone solidifies Oaks credentials by winning Fury

Michael Burns
Enstone scores by 2 3/4 lengths under Patrick Husbands in the Fury for 3-year-old fillies.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Enstone stamped herself as the early Woodbine Oaks favorite with a decisive score in Sunday’s $125,400 Fury Stakes, a seven-furlong sprint for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.

Enstone took up the chase in second on the backstretch, as Goldrush Glory set moderate fractions into a stiff wind. Enstone assumed command early in the stretch, and then drew away to prevail by 2 3/4 lengths, in a time of 1:23.31.

After starting slowly, the 16-1 outsider Financial Recovery rallied on the far outside to edge out Mythical Mission for third. Ghostly Presence finished fourth, and was followed by Ellan Vannin, Cindervella, Lady Nicky, Goldrush Glory, and Lemon Zip.

Patrick Husbands rode Enstone, who was the third straight winner on the card for leading trainer Mark Casse.

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“I had a nice trip,” Husbands said. “She likes to be close to the engine, so I really didn’t want to take anything away from her. She was happy down the backside. She has a very high cruising speed. She’s a router, and she’s aggressive. She just pulled away at the end.”

Enstone returned $5.50 as the favorite. A daughter of the popular Tiznow, she earned $75,000 in her first stakes victory for East West Stable.