07/01/2008 12:00AM

Jiggs Coz upsets Dominion Day


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Jiggs Coz, the second choice in a four-horse field, upset the 2-5 favorite, True Metropolitan, in Tuesday's $206,000 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine.

Jiggs Coz inherited an easy lead in the 1 1/4-mile event, and set soft fractions of 24.76 seconds, 50.07, and 1:14.50 under David Clark.

True Metropolitan was rated early by Jim McAleney, before assuming a stalking position on the outside. Jiggs Coz began to pull away early in the stretch and prevailed by 2 3/4 lengths in a time of 2:04.99.

Torquay and Bond Fire completed the order of finish. Sterwins, the second choice in the morning line, was scratched because he failed to jog to trainer Malcolm Pierce's satisfaction on Tuesday morning.

"David Clark gave him a super ride," said Sid Attard, who trains Jiggs Coz for the Jim Dandy Stable. "He showed speed, went nice and easy and relaxed. He let him run his race."

Jiggs Coz returned $8.80, and banked $132,000. There was no place or show wagering in the Grade 3 race.

Executive Flight ($9.10) captured the supporting feature on the Canada Day card, the $106,700 Sweet Briar Too Stakes.

Executive Flight took control from front-running Bear Dixiecat at the head of the stretch, and held off favored My List to win by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:22.12 for the seven furlongs. Bear Dixiecat faded to third in the six-horse field of fillies and mares.

Chantal Sutherland rode Executive Flight, who earned $66,000 for owner Bill Sorokolit Jr. and trainer Darwin Banach.

"At the quarter pole, she really started to kick in," said Sutherland. "I just tried to stay out of her way."