08/22/2004 11:00PM

Sunday stakes recaps (8/22/04)


* Divine Proportions won one for the girls at Deauville, defeating the colt Layman in the $307,000 Group 1 Prix Morny. A 2-year-old daughter of Kingmambo, Divine Proportions caught the pacesetting Layman inside the final furlong for a 1 1/2-length win.

* Trainer Bob Holthus and jockey John McKee swept the weekend stakes at Ellis Park, winning Saturday's Anna M. Fisher Debutante with Kota and Sunday's $100,000 James C. Ellis Juvenile with Elusive Chris.

Elusive Chris triumphed by a neck in a stretchlong battle with Winsomemoneyhone.

Norainonthisparty rallied belatedly to grab third, 5 1/2 lengths behind the runner-up. Elusive Chris ran seven furlongs in 1:23.81 and paid $19.

* South Bay Cove ($3.20) turned back a late bid from longshot Extra Bases to capture her second consecutive stakes in the $175,750 Ontario Debutante at Woodbine. It was the third straight win in the Ontario Debutante for jockey Todd Kabel.

* Trainer Martin Ciresa and jockey Stewart Elliott scored an upset in the $60,000 Miss Woodford Stakes with Then She Laughs at Monmouth Park.

Then She Laughs ($14.40) took charge in upper stretch and held off the late run from Forty Moves by 2 1/4 lengths.

* Two undefeated 2-year-olds won the male and female divisions of the six-furlong Northern Lights futurities for Minnesota-breds at Canterbury Park. Careless Navigator bounced to the lead, cut fractions of 21.90 and 44.45 seconds, and won the male division by 2 3/4 lengths in 1:10.73. Careless Navigator, 3 for 3, paid $4.40.

In the Debutante, Wa Wa Windy ($8.60) also led box to wire, timed in 1:11.82, to improve to 2 for 2. Saveeta (10-1) was second and Masqued Monarch (49-1) third, for a $2 trifecta that paid $2,561.80. Favored Lexington Road flashed speed then faded, finishing sixth.