06/26/2011 7:32PM

Queen's Plate: Inglorious beats the boys in Woodbine classic

Michael Burns
Inglorious and jockey Luis Contreras win the Queen's Plate at Woodbine on Sunday. She is the fifth filly to pull of the Woodbine Oaks-Queen's Plate double.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario—Woodbine Oaks winner Inglorious overhauled 61-1 outsider Hippolytus at the sixteenth pole and drew clear to take the 152nd running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate Sunday at Woodbine under a flawless ride from Luis Contreras.

Inglorious ($11) became the 34th filly to win the storied race, and just the fifth to complete the Oaks/Plate double. It was the second Plate victory for trainer Josie Carroll, who won with Edenwold in 2006.

Inglorious raced in mid-pack on the outside in the 1 1/4-mile event while tracking Check Your Soul, the 9-5 favorite in the 17-horse field of Canadian-bred 3-year-olds. Oh Canada and Curgone dueled through quick fractions before the Mark Casse-trained Hippolytus took control exiting the far turn.

Check Your Soul commenced a five-wide rally heading into the far turn to reach contention early in the stretch. He began to tire shortly thereafter, and was overtaken at the eighth pole by the wide-closing Inglorious, who then passed Hippolytus and went on to prevail by 2 1/2 lengths. Her final time of 2:02.63 was just .45 off the Polytrack record.

Contreras said he followed Check Your Soul.

“When I took her outside in the stretch, she gave me everything," he said. "She likes to run. She likes to win. She’s an amazing filly.”

Pender Harbour closed to finish two lengths behind runner-up Hippolytus in third, ending up a nose in front of Bowman’s Causeway. Queen’splatekitten finished another neck back in fifth, and the Carroll-trained Seawatch edged out Check Your Soul for sixth.

“I had a beautiful trip,” said Tyler Pizarro, who rode Hippolytus. “We were just second best.”

Carroll said everything fell into place in the long-striding Inglorious.

“I thought Luis positioned her very well,” said Carroll. “She got a little bit warmer than I expected in the post parade, but she relaxed very well for him. When he started to make his move on the middle of the turn, and she started to accelerate, I knew we had a big chance.”

Inglorious banked $600,000 for Dover Stable, which boosted her bankroll to $1.25 million.

Carroll was non-committal about running Inglorious back in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes on the dirt at Fort Erie July 17.

“As far as the next move, we’ll enjoy the moment, and see how the filly comes out of it,” said Carroll. “I’ll say exactly what I said after the Oaks - we’ll let her tell us what we’re going to do.”

The other fillies to turn the Oaks/Plate double were Flaming Page (1962), La Lorgnette (1985), Dance Smartly (1991) and Dancethruthedawn (2001).