07/07/2013 4:13PM

Woodbine: Attfield wins Singspiel again with Forte Dei Marmi

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.