10/29/2017 4:33PM

Pink Lloyd continues impressive run with Overskate Stakes win

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Michael Burns
Pink Lloyd and jockey Eurico Da Silva win the Overskate Stakes by four lengths.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The remarkable Pink Lloyd notched his seventh consecutive Woodbine stakes in Sunday’s $125,400 Overskate, giving jockey Eurico Da Silva a meet-leading 31st stakes  score.

Pink Lloyd ($3.30) came from much farther back than usual in the seven-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired runners. He raced some seven lengths off a rapid pace set by Singandcryindubai before mounting an eye-catching rally on the turn.

Pink Lloyd blew by Singandcryindubai nearing the eighth pole en route to a four-length win in a quick time of 1:21.73. Jacks Escarpment beat out Roxy’s Vision by a half-length for second in the nine-horse field.

“This horse is very special,” Da Silva said. “He broke a half-length behind, which was a blessing. I had speed to run [at]. There were a lot of horses who wanted to go faster than my horse. When I stuck him in behind horses, he just relaxed, and I was able to save a little bit of ground on the turn. The gap was there for me at the right time. When I asked him, he just took it from there. He’s a phenomenal horse.”

Pink Lloyd, a son of Old Forester trained by Robert Tiller, earned $75,000 for Entourage Stable.

“If he’s not the greatest sprinter in Canada, and the best horse in Canada, I give up,” Tiller said. “What are we supposed to do for an encore?”

• Clickity Clack ($22.60) nosed out the favored Avie’s Mineshaft to win Sunday’s $225,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile test for Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies.

With Rafael Hernandez aboard, Clickity Clack covered the distance in 1:46.07 after an inside stalking trip. The daughter of Silent Name is trained by co-owner Tony Gattellero.

“If I was to pick one word to define her, it would be smooth,” Gattellero said. “She’s just been classy from the start. Right from the first day we put the saddle on her here, I turned to one of my grooms and said we have a special horse here, and here we are.”