04/16/2016 4:47PM

Treasuring bides time, rallies in Star Shoot Stakes

Michael Burns
Treasuring, right, is the third win of the day for jockey Luis Contreras on Saturday at Woodbine.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — The Southern California invader Treasuring rallied along the rail in a gutsy display to nose out the favored Jennifer Lynnette in Saturday's $134,750 Star Shoot Stakes at Woodbine.
Jennifer Lynnette inherited the lead and set slow fractions in the six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies.

Treasuring saved ground in third on the turn, and then advanced into contention in the stretch before wearing down Jennifer Lynnette late to prevail in a time of 1:11.43.

Treasuring ($6.90) was the third winner on the card for jockey Luis Contreras, who got a leg up from trainer Josie Carroll.

"I was a little nervous, but the filly came home really well," said Contreras. "I had a lot of horse on the middle of the turn, and just waited to make my move. When they opened the rail at the eighth pole, I went through."

Treasuring collected $76,250 in her first stakes score for the partnership of Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings and Edward McGhee.

Tiz Imaginary finished third, in a field reduced to five after the scratch of Londie Lou.