11/05/2001 1:00AM

Woodbine: Catch the Ring wins in a rerun


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - In a rerun of the 2000 Canadian Oaks, Catch the Ring collared front-running Mountain Angel in the final strides to win the Grade 3 Maple Leaf Stakes for fillies and mares.

Catch the Ring ($2.90) trailed early in the 1 1/4-mile race, as Mountain Angel set uncontested fractions. Catch the Ring commenced a four-wide rally on the far turn under Robert Landry, and won by a half-length in 2:03.62. Madame Red finished third in the eight-horse field.

"They both ran super races," said Mark Frostad, who trains the first two finishers for Sam-Son Farm.

Catch the Ring, who won the 2000 Oaks by a neck over Mountain Angel.