07/01/2010 12:00AM

Teide wins Lieutenant Governors at Hastings


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - As expected, heavily favored Teide came from off the pace to capture the $50,511 Lieutenant Governors at Hastings on Thursday.

Breaking alertly with Chad Hoverson aboard, Teide was eased off of a moderate pace set by Spaghetti Mouse. He moved up to engage Spaghetti Mouse approaching the quarter pole and then gradually drew away to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Spaghetti Mouse, who set fractions of 23.93, 47.93 and 1:12.37, held on to finish a clear second over Ganbei in the four-horse field.

Trained by Dino Condilenios, Teide reasserted himself as the top handicap horse at Hastings with his win in the 1 1/8-mile Lieutenant Governors. The final time over a fast track was 1:49.50.

Teide, $3.10, is owned by Swift Thoroughbreds Inc.

* Summer Song came from last to win the $50,150 Vancouver Sun Handicap for fillies and mares by 1 1/2 lengths over Kaweah Princes. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez and trained by Troy Taylor, Summer Song paid $6.90 as the second choice. Heavily favored Concert Music tasted defeat for the first time, finishing fourth.

Final time for the 1 1/16 miles was 1:44.63.

* Dearest Princess, with Fernando Perez aboard, rallied along the rail to edge Otero by a neck in the $53,133 Supernaturel Handicap for 3-year-old fillies. Stuck on the rail while stalking a moderate pace set by Otero, Dearest Princess made her bid when Otero drifted out coming out of the stretch turn. Sweet N Sour, sitting just off of Otero and keeping Dearest Princess pinned on the rail most of the way, held on to finish third.

Trained by Mel Snow, Dearest Princess covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.54.