05/11/2013 7:28PM

Hastings: I Think So continues Taylor's hot hand in Ross McLeod

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I Think So, with Aaron Gryder aboard, easily wins the Ross McLeod for 3-year-old fillies.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - I Think So ran away and hid from her rivals in the $50,000 Ross McLeod for 3-year-old fillies at Hastings on Saturday. Sent off as a slight favorite over Goldstryke Glory in the seven-horse field, I Think So paid $4.20 for her impressive front-running win.

Breaking on top with Aaron Gryder aboard, I Think So set moderate fractions of 23.58 and 46.97  seconds before posting an excellent final time of 1:16.21 for 6 ½ furlongs.  Goldstryke Glory stalked the pace and made what looked like a serious bid on the stretch turn. She was easily repelled by I Think So, who took a 1 ½-length lead into the stretch and went on to win by five lengths. Goldstryke Glory finished a clear second in front of Silkworm.

“She’s a classy filly and we were thinking of letting her stalk but when she came out on top I just let her run her race,” said Gryder. “You never want to take anything away from them if it comes easy.”

I Think So is trained by leading trainer Troy Taylor, who has won two  of the three stakes contested at the meet  and lost by a nose with Devil in Disguise in the $50,000 George Royal.