05/11/2013 4:16PM

Woodbine: Black Hornet tops longshot exacta in Queenston

Michael Burns
Black Hornet relaxed early in the Queenston for jockey Justin Stein.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Black Hornet went to the lead soon after the start and never looked back to take the $150,000 Queenston Stakes over another longshot, Jagger M, at Woodbine Saturday.

With Justin Stein aboard, Black Hornet set fractions of 22.92 and 45.14 seconds in the seven-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds. He shrugged off a stalking Kitten Candy early in the stretch, before holding sway to prevail by a length, in 1:21.44.

Favored Dynamic Sky finished three-quarters of a length behind Jagger M in third. He was a neck in front of River Seven, the second choice in the six-horse field. 

Trainer Pat Parente took the blinkers off Black Hornet, who was coming off a fade job in his season opener in the Woodstock Stakes.

“He’s a really fast horse, really speed-oriented,” said Stein. “He has a lot of stamina as well, and used that to his advantage. He really settled in the early stages of the race, and when I asked him to run on down the lane, he really kicked for me.”

Black Hornet ($35.70) earned $90,000 in his first stakes triumph for Winview Racing Stable. The Black Hornet-Jagger M exacta paid $351.40.