08/27/2011 4:31PM

Woodbine: Anne's Beauty caps off five-win day for Husbands in Ontario Colleen

Michael Burns
Patrick Husbands collects his fifth win on Saturday's card at Woodbine aboard Anne's Beauty in the Ontario Colleen.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario— Anne’s Beauty gave jockey Patrick Husbands his fifth win on Saturday’s Woodbine card when she convincingly took the Grade 3, $156,200 Ontario Colleen Stakes.

Anne’s Beauty ($10.90) raced in third along the inside around the turn, as Mendocino Beano and Hoi An dueled through quick fractions in the one-mile turf route. Anne’s Beauty began to close the gap early in the stretch, and she blew by Mendocino Beano at the sixteenth pole before drawing clear to prevail by 1 1/4 lengths, in 1:33.70. Smart Sting rallied wide for second, and Mendocino Beano held third in the 11-horse field of 3-year-old fillies.

It was the second consecutive stakes score for Anne’s Beauty, who also captured the July 30 Duchess here  over seven furlongs on the Polytrack. She collected $90,000 for owner Robert Smithen and trainer Paul Attard.

“She’s very versatile,” said Attard. “She just gives everything she has, all the time. I didn’t prefer being on the rail, but knowing Patrick, he finds a way through.”