11/10/2012 5:36PM

Woodbine: James Street comes on strong in Autumn Stakes

Michael Burns
James Street, with Patrick Husbands in the saddle, rallies to win the Autumn Stakes.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - James Street ($7.60) rallied furiously in the final furlong to take the Grade 2, $154,200 Autumn Stakes convincingly at Woodbine Saturday.

Patrioticandproud set a slow pace in the 1 1/16-mile Autumn, and looked the part of a winner on the far turn, where James Street was stuck in traffic under Patrick Husbands. After finding room at the eighth pole, James Street kicked in got home on top by a half-length over Patrioticandproud. Hotep finished another half-length back in third, while favored City Wolf faded to sixth in the seven-horse field.

The Josie Carroll-trained James Street covered the distance in 1:44.39, and banked $90,000 for Melnyk Racing Stable.

"Fortunately, he found some racing room late," said Carroll. "We were a little concerned he as came around the turn, but as soon as there was a hole, this horse went for it, and away he went."