07/15/2012 7:40PM

Hastings: Hot connections win sixth straight stakes in Strawberry Morn


VANCOUVER, British Columbia  –  Trainer Troy Taylor, owner Glen Todd, and jockey Fernando Perez teamed  up to win their sixth stakes race in a row at Hastings with Caged Mistress in the $50,000 Strawberry Morn on Sunday. She paid $8.10 for her nose win over Wando Woman in the 1 1/16-mile feature for fillies and mares.

Perez had Caged Mistress sitting in fourth, while Overvalued was carving out very slow fractions of 25.00 seconds, 49.15, and 1:13.77 through six furlongs. She started to move into contention while going three wide around the stretch turn, and after taking over the lead from Overvalued just before the finish, she held off the strong late move made by Wando Woman. Overvalued finished another head back in third.

The final time was 1:45.22.

“It has been an unbelievable year,” Todd said.

The stakes winning streak began with wins by Devil in Disguise in the Chris Loseth for 3-year-olds and Taylor Said in the Lieutenant Governor’s for 3-year-olds and up on July 2.  Evelyn’s Dancer won the Supernaturel for 3-year-old fillies July 7, and Marketway won the first 2-year-old filly stakes at the meet in the Boulevard Casino on July 8.  Bridge Jumper kept the streak intact with an easy front-running win in the New Westminster for 2-year-olds on Saturday.