Updated on 09/15/2011 12:23PM

Sunday Stakes roundup (6/10/01)


Bay Meadows: Sir Alfred wins at 11-1

SAN MATEO, Calif. - Sir Alfred, an 11-1 shot, won the $100,000, Grade 3 Ascot Handicap at Bay Meadows in a race that was overshadowed by a spill on the final turn.

Jockeys Frank Alvarado and Dennis Carr both were thrown to the turf and were taken to Chope Hospital for X-rays. Dr. David Seftel, track physician, said both riders were experiencing pain in the hip and tailbone area but were alert and talking.

Alvarado was in fourth place aboard Times Square when the colt broke his left foreleg and went down, throwing Alvarado. Key Document, ridden by Carr, hurdled the fallen horse and jockey, sending Carr flying to the turf. Marine, the 6-5 favorite, was impeded badly and was pulled up.

Times Square was euthanized, but Key Document and Marine appeared to be okay.

Hoovergetthekeys set the pace with Sea to See second. Sir Alfred, ridden by Jason Lumpkins, rated in sixth in the early going.

Sigfreto, an 18-1 shot, moved up to challenge Hoovergetthekeys on the backstretch, with Sea to See third on the inside of Times Square. Sir Alfred moved up alongside Times Square just as the latter went down, and Sir Alfred continued to rally while Sea to See had to check briefly.

Sir Alfred engaged Hoovergetthekeys in midstretch, then slowly inched away to win by three-quarters of a length. Hoovergetthekeys held second by a neck over Sea to See.

Lumpkins has now won five of the last six stakes run at Bay Meadows.

Sir Alfred earned $55,000, doubling his career earnings, and paid $25.20.

- Dale Omenson

Woodbine: Quiet Resolve gets up

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Quiet Resolve, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year, wore down a stubborn Kimberlite Pipe in late stretch to capture the Grade 2, $341,400 King Edward Breeders' Cup Handicap at Woodbine.

Kimberlite Pipe, the 1999 Louisiana Derby winner, set slow splits of 24.43 and 47.82 seconds over firm ground in the 1 1/8-mile test. Quiet Resolve stalked the pace under Todd Kabel, who moved him off the rail heading into the turn.

Kimberlite Pipe got the three-quarter split in 1:11.34 and looked like he could go all the way, but Quiet Resolve ran him down nearing the sixteenth pole en route to a 1 1/2-length score in a time 1:47.12.

Red Sea was disqualified from third and moved to fifth for interfering with Cracker's Folly heading into the turn. Spindrift, who finished a non-threatening fourth, was placed third. "He really kicked in today," said winning trainer Mark Frostad, who also won Saturday's Labatt Woodbine Oaks with Dancethruthedawn, another Sam-Son Farm homebred. "He loves this course."

Quiet Resolve paid $5.50 and earned $204,840, bringing his winnings to $1,906,281

- Ron Gierkink

Monmouth: Ready to Roll wins

OCEANPORT, N.J. - Ready to Roll won the war in the $75,000 Battlefield Stakes, defeating Indy Vidual by a nose in the 1 1/8-mile turf race.

Ready to Roll raced on the rail just behind a speed duel between El Mirasol and Runspastum. Ready to Roll and jockey Roberto Alvarado darted through a hole near the hedge in the stretch and won a head bob over Indy Vidual. "I was hoping the inside would open up, and when it did we shot up there," said Alvarado. "A few jumps before the wire my horse got his head in front and I knew it would be tight. He showed a lot of guts today."

The Battlefield was a prep for the Grade 1 United Nations Handicap, which will be run July 1.

* Trainer Linda Rice maintained a perfect four-for-four record at the Monmouth meet and Spruce Run won his third straight race in the $50,000 Spend a Buck Stakes. The victory gave jockey Jose Ferrer a double on the day.

- Rowland Hoyt

Europe: Aquarelliste wins Oaks

CHANTILLY, France - Daniel Wildenstein's new relationship with Elie Lellouche paid its first dividend at Chantilly as Aquarelliste won the Prix de Diane (French Oaks).

Ridden by Dominique Boeuf, the Danehill filly scored by a comfortable 1 1/2 lengths over Nadia as the 9-5 favorite, extending her unbeaten record to 3 for 3 and was timed in 2:09.50 for the 1 5/16 miles.

It was Aquarelliste's second start for Lellouche, but Wildenstein's son, Alec Wildenstein, was quick to give partial credit to Aquarelliste's previous trainer, Andre Fabre, who was fired by his father last month.

"She could be the the next Allez France," Alec Wildenstein said, referring to the filly who won the Diane in 1973 and went on to win in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Aquarelliste is a full sister to Breeders' Cup Classic winner Arcangues. She will use the Group 3 Prix de la Nonette at Deauville on Aug. 18 to prep for the Prix Vermeille, the traditional springboard for 3-year-old fillies to the Arc.

* Last year's French Oaks winner Egyptband (2-5) ended a three-race losing streak with a three-quarter-length tally over St Expedit in the 1 1/2-mile Group 2 Grand Prix de Chantilly.

- Alan Shuback