Updated on 09/18/2011 12:42AM

'Spaghetti' easy victor in Classic


Spaghetti Mouse scored a convincing 4 1/4-length win over True Metropolitan in the $108,408 B.C. Cup Classic at Hastings on Monday.

With Dave Wilson aboard, Spaghetti Mouse broke sharply and he looked very comfortable sitting just off of a moderate pace set by Roscoe Pito. He took control of the race at the quarter pole and then opened up a 2 1/2-length lead at the top of the stretch. He was never threatened as he widened his margin in the stretch over the second-place finisher, True Metropolitan.

Final time for the 1 1/8 miles was a very sharp 1:48.89 over a fast track. Spaghetti Mouse paid $5.20 for the win.

The win in the Classic was the third stakes win on the B.C. Cup Day card for trainer Gary Demorest. He also won the Stellar's Jay with He's Quite a Guy and the Debutante with Chelsey's Image.

Other stakes winners on the B.C Cup day card included Notis Otis ($4.50), who won by a neck over Lord Nelson in the Sprint. Born to Be Bad paid $22.30 as the longest-priced winner of the day in the Nursery. He's Quite a Guy ($20.50) won by a bob of the head after a stretch-long duel with Seven Secrets in the Stellar's Jay. Chelsey's Image ($5) held off a late charge by Suva to win the Debutante by 2 1/4 lengths. Excited Miss ($2.60) in the Dogwood and Monashee ($2.40) in the Distaff were the shortest-priced winners on the day.