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.”