06/30/2010 11:00PM

Golden Stripe beats Preservata in Canada Day


Golden Stripe seized command shortly after entering the backstretch and rolled on to a 1 3/4-length victory in Thursday's $30,000 Canada Day at Assiniboia Downs, putting an end to Preservata's seven-race win streak.

With Gary Baze in the irons, Golden Stripe turned into the stretch with a two-length lead and was not seriously threatened in the one-mile stakes for fillies and mares.

"The race went pretty much according to plan," said Baze. "She broke well, I got her to relax, and when I asked her she responded."

Golden Stripe, bred in Manitoba by her owner, Phil Kives, came into the Canada Day in improving form and returned $6.90. The final time was 1:38.60.

Preservata, unbeaten in eight starts at Assiniboia and favored at 6-5, took a run at Golden Stripe but had to settle for second money.

Britannia Road ended 5 1/2 lengths back in third, with Colorino fourth in the field of seven.

Golden Stripe earned $18,360 to bring her career bankroll to $85,008.