09/24/2004 11:00PM

Summer Symphony captures British Columbia BC Oaks


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Summer Symphony weaved her way through traffic to win the $174,087 Grade 3 British Columbia Breeders' Cup Oaks by a half-length over her entrymate, Socorro County at Hastings Saturday.

With Chad Hoverson aboard, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Summer Squall rallied from between horses on the stretch turn while Socorro County was forced to go four-wide while making her late move.

"I had a pretty good trip," said Hoverson. "Things really opened up for me and I certainly had enough horse to take advantage of the situation."

Summer Symphony, who is owned by Janice Whitham, was part of a four-horse David Forster trained entry that paid $2.80. There was no place or show wagering allowed. She earned $105,660 for the win.

See Me Through set comfortable fractions of 23.26, 47.58 and 1:12.21 before relinquishing the lead at the top of the stretch. She held on well the finish third. Final time for the 1 1/8 miles was 1:51.08 over a fast track.

Southern California invader Palace Rose was sent off as the second choice in the wagering but she tired after 6-furlongs and finished seventh.