08/26/2017 9:19AM

Favorites Daz Lin Dawn, Lord Vancouver win CTHS Sales Stakes divisions

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Daz Lin Dawn and jockey Richard Hamel win the fillies' division of the CTHS Sales Stakes by three lengths.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The sensational Daz Lin Dawn dominated the fillies’ division of the CTHS Sales Stakes at Hastings on Friday night. She paid $2.50 for her relatively easy victory in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3- and 4-year-olds.

It was her sixth straight stakes win at Hastings, and she undoubtedly will be the favorite in the $100,000 British Columbia Oaks on Sept. 9.

With leading rider Richard Hamel aboard, she stalked C U At Eau Claire, who set modest fractions of 24.91 and 49:08 seconds. Hamel gave Daz Lin Dawn her cue approaching the quarter pole, and she immediately responded. She collared C U At Eau Claire on the stretch turn and drew off in midstretch to win by three lengths while being ridden out. C U At Eau Claire held on well to finish a clear second over Princess Katie.

“She’s one of the best horses I’ve ever ridden,” said Hamel. “She’s getting better mentally, too. She put herself into a good spot early, and I was just along for the ride. I had a lot of horse tonight.”

The final time was 1:45.84.

The daughter of Popular is trained by Nancy Betts. Betts co-owns Daz Lin Dawn with JDP Holdings and Delton Stable.

The winner’s share of the purse brought Daz Lin Dawn’s career earnings to $225,650.

Lord Vancouver had a similar trip going the same distance in the colts-and-geldings division. He also was the favorite and paid $4.40.

He sat just off a slow pace, took the lead at the top of the stretch, and was never threatened by Sanawar, who came from a stalking position. The winning margin was 1 1/2gths.

With Enrique Gonzalez aboard, Lord Vancouver posted a final time of 1:45.45.

A homebred son of Teide, Lord Vancouver is owned and trained by Phil Hall. It was a sweet victory for the leading trainer.

“I’ve been waiting for this race since he got beat a dirty nose by Stanz in Command last year,” said Hall. “I felt pretty confident when he made the lead turning for home. It’s nice to win a race like this with one you’ve bred. He’s a cool horse.”

Also listed as breeder is Blair Law.