07/17/2009 11:00PM

Singh sweeps Assiniboia stakes


Golden Stripe, the 9-2 third choice, took command early and never looked back en route to a 5 3/4-length score in the $50,000 R.C. Anderson at Assiniboia Downs on Friday evening.

Bound to Thrill stalked the winner but had to settle for second money, seven lengths before third-place Glory Command in the field of 10 contesting the one-mile feature.

Adventcia, an even fourth as the 2-1 second choice, and Premier Star, who tired badly to finish last as the slight favorite at 9-5, were major disappointments. Golden Stripe paid $11.50 and was timed in 1:39.80.

Golden Stripe completed a stakes double for jockey Rohan Singh, who a race earlier had guided Ruby's Big Band to victory in the Debutante

Ruby's Big Band ($3.70) gave trainer Charlie Smith his third straight win in the Debutante, a $30,000 stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

Invading from Canterbury Park, Ruby's Big Band led throughout to score by 1 1/2 lengths in the 5 1/2-furlong Debutante. She was timed in 1:06.60.

Honorable Lady chased the winner throughout and finished second, 1 1/2 lengths before Lady Eddington in the field of six.