04/28/2012 4:13PM

Woodbine: Hunter's Bay sharp in allowance win


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Hunters Bay ($3.20) blew away a good field of third-level allowance/optional claiming runners in the featured eighth race at Woodbine Saturday.

Hunters Bay bided his time in third on the backstretch under Emma Wilson, while 2010 Queen’s Plate winner Big Red Mike set a slow pace in the seven-furlong sprint. Say No More overtook Big Red Mike inside the quarter pole before getting passed by the wide-closing Hunters Bay, who drew off with long strides to prevail by four lengths over 20-1 outsider Alpha Bettor.

Quick Code, Say No More, Big Red Mike, Guipago, and Riding the River completed the order of finish.

Hunters Bay, trained by Reade Baker for Stronach Stable, covered the distance in a quick 1:22.13.