05/25/2013 3:13PM

Woodbine: I'm a Kittyhawk wins stakes debut in Lady Angela

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Michael Burns
I'm a Kittyhawk wins the Lady Angela Stakes by a half-length over Rootham Triple E's at Woodbine on Saturday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – I’m a Kittyhawk won her stakes debut at Woodbine on Saturday, taking the $125,000 Lady Angela as the second-longest shot on the board with a fine ride from David Moran.

Moran rated I’m a Kittyhawk in midpack during the seven-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies. She split horses at the quarter pole and then wore down the leading Rootham Triple E’s in deep stretch for a half-length score in 1:23.82.

Pipers Future finished four lengths behind the winner in third, 1 1/2 lengths clear of the 3-5 favorite, Strut the Course.

I’m a Kittyhawk ($41.80) was exiting a second-out maiden victory. She banked $75,000 for a partnership that includes trainer Franz Crean.

“I just wanted to settle her behind horses,” Moran said. “She switched off really well and quickened up nicely for me. She’d been training really good all spring. She won her maiden very impressively, but she was a little sharp that day, so the main thing going seven [furlongs] was to settle her, and she did. She galloped out beautifully after the race, and I think there’s more to come from her. I have no doubts that she’ll go two turns.”