08/29/2009 11:00PM

Lady Shakespeare rallies on turf


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Favored Lady Shakespeare, a full-sister to Grade 1 Woodbine Mile winner Shakespeare, polished off a quality field while notching her first stakes Sunday in the at Woodbine.

Lady Shakespeare had just one rival beaten on the backstretch of the one-mile turf event and then began to make up ground on the turn. She came very wide into the stretch and hit the front nearing the sixteenth pole before edging away for a length and a quarter score over the previously unbeaten Carem Crescent.

Forest Uproar finished another neck back in third in an 11-horse field of 3-year-old fillies that also included Saucey Evening and Grade 1 Ashland winner Hooh Why.

Lady Shakespeare ($5.20) covered the distance over a course labeled good in 1:36.79. First money was worth $90,000 to owner and breeder Charles Fipke.

"She's pretty push-button," said Emma Wilson, who rode Lady Shakespeare for trainer Roger Attfield. "She gets her legs under her, and when I ask her to go, she really gives it."