05/29/2010 11:00PM

Grand Adventure sharp in Connaught Cup


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Grand Adventure ($11.10) came close to the seven-furlong course record while defeating a quality field Sunday at Woodbine in the

Jockey Patrick Husbands had Grand Adventure racing about three lengths off the leaders on the outside on the backstretch, as Successful Mission and Major Marvel dueled through splits of 23.34 and 45.44. Grand Adventure loomed into serious contention in midstretch before edging away to score by a length over a closing Field Commission. Jungle Wave finished another neck back in third, and favored Rahy's Attorney was a troubled sixth in the 10-horse field. Society's Chairman and Jimmy Simms were scratched. Grand Adventure's final time of 1:19.83 was just .45 of a second off the course record set in 2004 by Soaring Free, who, like Grand Adventure, is owned by Sam-Son Farm. Trained by Mark Frostad, Grand Adventure banked $90,000.