07/07/2013 4:13PM

Woodbine: Attfield wins Singspiel again with Forte Dei Marmi

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Michael Burns
Forte Dei Marmi, under Joel Rosario, gave trainer Roger Attfield his sixth victory in the Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes on Sunday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Roger Attfield ran first and second in the Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes for the second year in a row Sunday at Woodbine, with runaway winner Forte Dei Marmi and the up-and-coming Perfect Timber. It also was the fifth straight Singspiel score for Attfield, who has won the race a total of six times.

Joel Rosario rode Forte Dei Marmi, who saved ground most of the way in the 12-furlong turf marathon, which was run in a driving rainstorm. Forte Dei Marmi loomed into serious contention on the far turn, then hit the front early in the stretch before drawing away for a 6 1/4-length win in 2:41.85 over a course labeled “yielding.”

Perfect Timber rallied outside to finish 3 3/4 lengths clear of Patrioticandproud, the third-place finisher in a field reduced to nine with the scratch of Pool Play.

Forte Dei Marmi ($4.70) banked $90,000 of the $159,100 purse for owner Stella Perdomo. In his first outing since a first-level allowance win last month, Perfect Timber earned $36,000 for owner Charles Fipke.

Brandon Layer More than 1 year ago
The rain was so bad that you couldn't tell who was who when they were going down the backstretch and you could barely tell who was who when they were coming down the stretch.