10/02/2009 11:00PM

Oistins all the way in Victorian Queen


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - The favored Oistins shook loose on the lead and kept on going to take the 13th running of the at Woodbine Saturday.

Oistins ($6.10) set moderate splits on a clear lead, and then held off Nocookiesforpapa and Shezadozer in the stretch to prevail by a length, in a time of 1:10.62 for the six furlongs.

Nocookiesforpapa wound up a length in front of Shezadozer, the third-place finisher in the eight-horse field.

Jim McAleney rode Oistins for trainer Terry Jordan, who said he expected to see more front-runners in the race.

"It looked like there was a little more [speed] in here, compared to the last time," said Jordan. "She's a real gutsy little horse."

It was the second consecutive tally in an Ontario-sired stakes for 2-year-old fillies for Oistins, who also won the Nandi in August. She banked $75,000 for owner James Redekop.

* Saskawea ($12.80) parlayed an outside stalking trip into a daylight score in Saturday's supporting feature, the $115,250 Avowal Stakes, which was taken off the grass and run over seven furlongs on the Polytrack.

Patrick Husbands got a leg up from trainer Steve Attard on Saskawea, who covered the distance in 1:21.55 after holding off Glitter Rox in the final furlong.