06/30/2003 11:00PM

Phantom Light equals record


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Phantom Light, a son of Alphabet Soup, equaled his sire's 1 1/4-mile track record at Woodbine with a front-running victory in Tuesday's Grade 3 Dominion Day Handicap.

Phantom Light, under Todd Kabel, set fractions of 23.21 seconds, 46.51, and 1:11.47 while being stalked by Dance to Destiny and Kiss a Native.

Phantom Light opened up a clear advantage at the head of the stretch, and coasted home on his left lead to prevail by four lengths over the 3-1 favorite Changeintheweather. Dance to Destiny finished another neck back in third, while No Comprende rallied from last to end up fourth.

The final time was 2:01.15. Alphabet Soup established the track record when he won the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic.

Danny Vella trains Phantom Light, who returned $14.90 as the fifth choice in the 10-horse field.