07/17/2016 2:20PM

Second-time starter Lokinforpursemonee wins first race in Victoria Stakes

Michael Burns
Lokinforpursemonee scores by three-quarters of a length under Gary Boulanger in the Victoria Stakes for 2-year-olds.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario—Lokinforpursemonee  graduated in style on Sunday at Woodbine in the $143,000 Victoria Stakes, winning the six-furlong sprint for 2-year-olds impressively under Gary Boulanger.

Junket, who was supplemented to the race, set a moderate pace before State of Honor loomed up outside of him on the turn. Lokinforpursemonee ($10.50) emerged from traffic at the quarter pole before commencing a wide rally, and then mowed down the leaders in deep stretch to prevail by three-quarters of a length, in a time of 1:11.17.

“He showed a lot of character today,” said Boulanger. “When I really asked him, he was always there. He got the job done. He’s been nice to deal with in the mornings. He’s just a pleasure to be around.”

Lokinforpursemonee, a son of Silent Name, finished a close second in his only other start June 26 in the restricted Frost King Stakes. In the Victoria, he banked $90,000 for J.R. Racing Stable and trainer John Ross.

Junket held off State of Honor to secure second by a neck. The favored first-timer Arcen finished a non-threatening sixth, after missing the break and acting up pre-race.