10/11/2014 4:40PM

Pohdi Pohdi dominant in Victorian Queen

Michael Burns
Patrick Husbands guides Pohdi Pohdi to a five-length victory in the Victorian Queen Stakes on Saturday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Pohdi Pohdi led every step of the way en route to a commanding five-length victory in the $125,000 Victorian Queen Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year old fillies at Woodbine on Saturday.

With Patrick Husbands aboard, Pohdi Pohdi broke sharply and took control of the six-furlong race, setting moderate splits of 23.00 seconds for the opening quarter and 46.33 seconds for the opening half-mile. She continued to lead into the stretch and pulled away from her rivals under a hand ride, crossing the line in 1:10.29 for six furlongs on Polytrack. She paid $2.90.

Indiantown Sunrise chased Pohdi Pohdi from mid-pack along the rail to be second, while Internal Bourbon was third in the field of eight.

“She left fast,” Husbands said of Pohdi Pohdi. “By the time I reached the five-eighths pole, she pricked her ears, and when they came to her she just kept playing with them.”

Pohdi Pohdi collected the $75,000 winner’s share for owner 3 Sons Racing Stable to remain undefeated in two starts, while also recording her first stakes win.

“She’s a very talented filly,” trainer Bob Tiller said. “She’s not a very big girl, but she’s got two gears. She’s a happy filly. I just really like this filly and hopefully she can go on and win more stakes. That second gear really helps.”