07/26/2002 11:00PM

Woodbine: Boldest of All a winner


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Boldest of All won her maiden in style at Woodbine, leading all the way in the $129,125 Nandi Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies.

Boldest of All was pressed on the front end by Dressed for Action through splits of 23.01 and 46.10 seconds in the six-furlong sprint. She opened up a one-length lead at the eighth pole, and then coasted home on top by 2 1/2 lengths in a time of 1:11.58.

Dressed for Action finished a clear second, while Santerra outran 3-5 favorite Nystar for third in the five-horse field.

"She was nice and relaxed," said Patrick Husbands, who rode Boldest of All. "When I asked her to pick it up at the quarter pole, she picked it up, and when I turned her loose, she really exploded."

Boldest of All ($7.50) earned $77,475 for Stubbs Investment Inc. and trainer Rita Schnitzler.