08/28/2013 10:16PM

Woodbine: Go Greeley gets up at wire in Simcoe Stakes

Michael Burns
Go Greeley (No. 2), with Eurico Rosa Da Silva up, beats Spin the King to the wire by a nose in the $200,000 Simcoe Stakes.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Not long after Lexie Lou took the Muskoka Stakes by disqualification, owner/trainer John Ross won his second $200,000 stakes on Wednesday night at Woodbine with favored Go Greeley in the Simcoe.

Go Greeley ($6.20) stalked the pace along the inside on the turn under Eurico Rosa Da Silva as Spin the King set moderate fractions in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint for 2-year-old males.

Go Greeley was angled wide entering the stretch, before kicking in strongly through the final furlong to catch a determined Spin the King on the wire. He prevailed by a nose in 1:16.32.

“I had a lot of horse on the turn, and I was worried because I didn’t have much space,” Da Silva said. “But it worked out in the stretch, when I had room. It was very, very close. I wasn’t sure who won.”

The Simcoe was the third stakes score and fourth win in five starts for Go Greeley. His lone defeat was a nose loss to Spin the King in the Clarendon Stakes.

* Logan’s Peak ($14.60) gave Da Silva his third stakes victory of the evening in the $125,000 Algoma. Trained by Nick Gonzalez, Logan’s Peak ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.71 while scoring by two lengths over last year’s Algoma winner, Tea Game. Heavily favored Dixie Strike finished a troubled fifth in the race for fillies and mares.

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