Updated on 09/17/2011 11:23PM

Spaghetti Mouse wins BC Derby


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The two longest shots in the race, Spaghetti Mouse and Bull Ranch, finished first and second and triggered huge exacta and triactor payoffs in the Grade 3 British Columbia Derby at Hastings Saturday.

Spaghetti Mouse, with David Wilson aboard, stalked the early pace from along the rail and then took control of the race at the top of the stretch, drawing off to a 3 1/2 length victory over Bull Ranch.

Trained by Gary Demorest, Spaghetti Mouse paid $85.60 for the win. The exacta paid $2,710.60. With another longshot Timeless Passion finishing third, the triactor paid $22,191.80.

Spaghetti Mouse is owned by Nick and Pauline Felicella and it was their first win in the most prestigious race in the British Columbia.

"We've won all of the other major races here," said Nick Felicella. "But this is the one we've wanted to win the most."

Spaghetti Mouse earned just over $209,000 for the win. Final time for the 1 1/8 miles was 1:49.30 over a fast track.

In the co-feature, Flamethrowintexan beat a very good field in the Sir Winston Churchill Stakes. It was the time Flamethrowintexan had raced at Hastings since winning last year's British Columbia Derby.