08/14/2013 8:21PM

Woodbine: Left a Message closes fast to win Flaming Page


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Left a Message stormed home through the stretch to notch her first stakes in the $100,200 Flaming Page on Wednesday night at Woodbine.

Left a Message ($3.60), based at Arlington Park with trainer Tom Proctor, raced toward the rear of the nine-horse field on the backstretch of the 12-furlong marathon. She loomed three wide into contention on the far turn  and then hit the front early in the lane before going on to prevail by 3 1/4 lengths, in 2:27.65 over the firm turf.

Sky High Lady outran another closer, Pure Blue Sky, for second. Morning-line favorite Irish Mission was scratched.

Luis Contreras rode Left a Message, who banked $60,000 for Glen Hill Farm.

“She was very comfortable the whole trip,” Contreras said. “I had lots of horse at the end. It was so easy for her.”

Ken Wiener More than 1 year ago
In a jurisdiction like Hong Kong the stewards would have called in Bahen and made him explain why he had his horse buried on the inside the entire race. If they did not buy his answer, the consequences would be severe. The ORC is coming down hard on drug happy trainers but the Woodbine stewards are many notches below their colleagues in top class international jurisdictions.
Justin Time More than 1 year ago
Eddy maybe it’s my warped imagination but according to the form this horse was favored twice. One he trailed the field and was eased and yesterday he beat 2 horses. Yet when he is in double digits he becomes part of the trifectas and superfectas. Maybe all this is a coincidence and that is why when he is favored he trails the field and when he’s in double digits he is with the pace where on one occasion they went seven furlongs in 1:22 and change. I am glad that you do not see a pattern here but then again that’s why betting rings thrive because someone as gullible as you, tend to keep giving them support whi;le they steal your money.
Thorobred Racing More than 1 year ago
Okay you guys I watched the race too and Steven Bahen had that horse in such a lock that if you watch closely there was no way that 6 to 5 favorite had any chance to be in the money. Maybe that what trainer Cox had instructed but rest assured that was one hell of a stiff job. Even down the stretch when the horse got close from being almost last all the way, the jock found a way to get in trouble by choosing the inside path. I say there is something wrong when a racing jurisdiction allows such riding from its jockeys’ colony. Woodbine has become a natural haven for betting rings operations. Are we forgetting already what happened on Quieen’s Plate day?
EddySealy More than 1 year ago
Justin, I looked at the race and I don't understand what you are talking about? I bet you have no clue about horse racing..
Justin Time More than 1 year ago
The more you watch woodbine racing the more disgusting it becomes. Just finished watching the 8th. race and the ride of Steven Bahen on a 6 to 5 favorite. Mr. Bahen you shou;ld be put in jail for your immoral ride and the arrogant disregard to the betting public. Shame on you.