11/22/2014 5:17PM

Mississippi Delta wins stakes debut in Glorious Song

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Michael Burns
Mississippi Delta won her stakes debut Saturday in the Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Mississippi Delta proved a punctual choice in her stakes debut in Saturday’s $128,750 Glorious Song for 2-year-old fillies, giving trainer Mark Casse his third straight Woodbine stakes win.

After breaking from the rail, Mississippi Delta ($4.10) raced outside in fourth before angling to the rail on the turn in the seven-furlong sprint. She went back outside for the drive and rallied to prevail by two lengths over the 8-1 outsider Roaming in a quick time of 1:22.17.

Pankhurst set moderate fractions before fading to third, while Indiantown Sunrise wound up fourth after a miscue at the start.

Patrick Husbands rode Mississippi Delta, who banked $75,000 for owners Mike Rutherford and Jackpot Ranch.

“I got a perfect trip,” Husbands said. “When I reached the half-mile, I realized the guys were too wide, so I went back to the inside. I knew I was on much the best horse.”