06/03/2012 7:18PM

Hastings: Taylor Said passes distance test in Sir Winston Churchill


VANCOUVER, British Columbia  - Taylor Said proved he was more than just a sprinter with a two-length win over his stablemate St Liams Halo in the $50,000 Sir Winston Churchill at Hastings Sunday.

With Fernando Perez aboard, Taylor Said broke sharply in the 1 1/16-mile feature. Northern Causeway put some pressure on Taylor Said, but he was able to set moderate fractions of 24.35 and 47.76 seconds over a track rated wet-fast. After disposing of Northern Causeway he took a one-length lead into the stretch and never looked threatened while increasing his margin. Senor Rojo made a late move to finish third.

The final time was a brisk 1:43.67. Taylor Said paid $4.20.

Taylor Said is trained by Troy Taylor and owned by Glen Todd. They also teamed up to win the $50,000 River Rock Casino Stakes for 3-year-olds with Devil in Disguise on Saturday.