05/20/2012 7:05PM

Woodbine: Blues Dancing proves uncatchable in Lady Angela

Michael Burns
Luis Contreras guides Blues Dancing to a front-running victory in the Lady Angela for 3-year-old fillies.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Blues Dancing  outran the other speed and kept on going to capture the $125,000 Lady Angela Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday.

Blues Dancing ($15.10) set honest fractions under Luis Contreras in the seven-furlong sprint, en route to a 3 ¾-length win over a stalking Miss Scarlet Road. Memories Last Love, another longshot, finished third, and favored Grace Phil was fourth in the eight-horse field of Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies.  

The Lady Angela was the first stakes win for Blues Dancing and for trainer Katerina Vassilieva, who took the blinkers off her three starts ago at Gulfstream.

“She had speed, but it was out of control,” said Vassilieva. “When we took the blinkers off, she learned how to settle quite nicely and relax. She’s gotten better with every race.”

Blues Dancing covered the distance in 1:24.60, and earned $75,000 for owner Domenic Triumbari.