10/27/2003 1:00AM

Sunday stakes recaps (10/26/03)

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* Vallarta ($27.80) caught a paceless field, set easy fractions, and scored a three-length victory in the $68,200 Pacifica Handicap at Bay Meadows.

* Ontheqt ($13.10) shook loose on the lead and never looked back to spring an upset in Sunday's $159,900 Fanfreluche Stakes, a six-furlong dash for Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

* Westerner's 2 1/2-length victory over Alcazar in Sunday's Prix Royal-Oak (French St. Leger) at Longchamp confirmed his status as the best stayer in France.