07/25/2009 11:00PM

Rahy's Attorney still the king of Woodbine


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Favored Rahy's Attorney, the expected pacemaker, came from just off the pace to take the Grade 2, $339,100 Nijinsky Stakes over Marchfield at Woodbine Sunday.

French Beret set moderate fractions over a course labeled soft in the 1 1/4-mile turf event, as Rahy's Attorney assumed a stalking position under Slade Callaghan.

Rahy's Attorney came inside French Beret on the far turn, and then quickly opened up a big lead before coasting home on top by a 1 3/4 lengths, in a time of 2:08.42. Champs Elysees, the 9-5 second choice from New York, finished third in the six-horse field. Marlang was scratched.

"I thought [French Beret] was probably going to go with me," said Callaghan. "My main job was just to try and get my horse to relax. He ran really good over the soft turf, but I wouldn't necessarily say that it's his best going. He has a heart like no other."

Trained by Ian Black, Rahy's Attorney ($5.60) earned $207,000 for Ellie Boje Farm and partners. He was voted the Sovereign Award for champion male turf runner last year, when he won the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.