08/28/2010 8:28AM

Golden Stripe romps in Distaff at Assiniboia

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Golden Stripe, who had towered over her opposition on paper, lived up to that notice on the racetrack as she waltzed to an 18 1/4-length victory in the $50,000 Distaff Stakes at Assiniboia Downs on Friday evening.

A homebred who is owned by K-5 Stable and is trained by Shelley Brown, Golden Stripe had been running very well in open filly and mare competition and was facing fellow Manitoba-breds in the one-mile Distaff.

With Gary Baze along for the ride, Golden Stripe went to the front early and improved her position as the 1-5 favorite.

Glory Command finished second and Queen Tina third in the field of nine.

Golden Stripe collected $30,600 to bring her career bankroll to $121,728.

* Earlier on Friday’s program Thereisnofiteclub, favored at 1-2, was a 2 1/4-length winner of the $40,000 CTHS Sales Stakes.

Janine Stianson was aboard Thereisnofiteclub, who was winning for the first time while making his fourth start in the six-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds.

Halo’s Ring ended second and Naughty Dotty third in the seven-horse field.

Thereisnofiteclub is owned by Poseidon Stables LLC and trained by Blair Miller.