10/20/2009 11:00PM

Indian Apple Is captures Ruling Angel


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Indian Apple Is ($9.80) showed lots of grit while notching her first stakes on Wednesday night at Woodbine in the $111,500 Ruling Angel.

Indian Apple Is outbroke the others in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies, and proceeded to set moderate splits under Chantal Sutherland. She turned back bids from favored Gemswick Park and Cosmic Queen in the stretch to prevail by a half-length, in a time of 1:16.29.

Cosmic Queen finished second, and Retraceable closed to beat out Gemswick Park for third.

Indian Apple Is began from the outside post, in a field reduced to six with the scratch of Pretty Miss Trippi.

"This is the first time she's had a decent post," said trainer Bob Tiller. "She's been on the rail all year. On this Polytrack, you don't go to the lead and win very often. She dug in. It was a game performance."

Indian Apple Is collected $69,000 for owner/breeder Frank DiGuilio Jr.