08/06/2017 5:30PM

Summer Sunday holds off Rosemere in Nandi Stakes

Michael Burns
Summer Sunday now has two wins in two starts after Sunday's victory.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — The aptly named 2-1 favorite Summer Sunday beat a sharp first-timer, Rosemere, in Sunday’s $125,000 Nandi Stakes, a 5 1/2-furlong dash for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

Jesse Campbell had Summer Sunday pressing Miss Danielle through honest fractions before assuming command in the lane, and they held off a charging Rosemere to prevail by three-quarters of a length, in a time of 1:04.49.

Miss Danielle faded to third. She was followed by New York invader She’s the Berries, Dirty Girl, Midnight Strider and My Silent Present.

Trained by Stuart Simon, Summer Sunday was exiting a five-length debut score under Campbell.

“She won handily first-time out,” Campbell said. “I worked her once before she ran. I loved her. She’s got a great head on her and talent to boot, which can go a long way. I took off a couple of horses in here to ride her. I did want to test her. I had never really set her down, and I wanted to see the response. It was a good experience all around.”

Summer Sunday earned $75,000 for owners Anne and William Scott. She gave her sire, Silent Name, a sweep of Woodbine’s juvenile stakes this weekend after Be Vewy Vewy Quiet took Saturday’s $125,000 Clarendon.