10/18/2009 12:00AM

Hollinger closes strong in Cup and Saucer


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Favored Hollinger closed strongly from the back of the pack under Tyler Pizarro to notch his first stakes win Sunday in the .

It was the third win in as many starts for Hollinger, who stamped himself as one of the leading 2-year-olds at Woodbine and a prospect for next year's Queen's Plate.

"I thought he ran very professionally today," said Roger Attfield, who trains Hollinger. "I was very impressed with his race, the day he did it. He just keeps getting better and better."

Stormy Lord set honest fractions over a firm turf course in the 1 1/16-mile event. Hollinger was stuck in traffic on the turn before rallying wide to prevail by two lengths, in a time of 1:42.53. Mobil Unit finished another 1 1/2 lengths back in third in the nine-horse field of Canadian-breds.

Hollinger ($5.40) earned $150,000 for the partnership of Bob Harvey and Al Wortzman.