11/30/2009 12:00AM

Resentless captures Ontario Lassie


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Resentless ($3.50) went right to the front and never looked back en route to notching her first stakes Sunday at Woodbine in the $150,400 Ontario Lassie.

Chantal Sutherland rode Resentless, who set slow fractions in the route for Ontario-bred 2-year-old fillies before drawing off in the stretch. She prevailed by 5 1/4 lengths over Tee Game, in a time of 1:43.98 for 1 1/16 miles. Moment of Majesty finished another neck back in third in the six-horse field. All Star Heart was a vet scratch at the gate.

"I just tried to get her to relax," said Sutherland. "With her, it's kind of a firm but light hold. She's got such a great stride, and she improved so much since the last time she ran."

Resentless, who was coming off a second-place finish in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes, collected $90,000 for owner Donald Ross and trainer Ian Howard.