09/14/2013 6:13PM

Woodbine: My Conquestadory beats males in Summer Stakes

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Michael Burns
My Conquestadory, making her career debut for trainer Mark Casse, wins the Summer Stakes under jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva on Saturday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – First-timer starter My Conquestadory punched her ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf with a decisive score over males in the Grade 2, $212,800 Summer Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday.

My Conquestadory ($12.90) raced in fourth through the turn in the one-mile turf route, as Tropic of Artie set a lively pace while being pressed by Asserting Bear.

My Conquestadory made the lead at the three-sixteenths pole, then kicked away impressively to prevail by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:34.81, which was just over a second faster than the Natalma Stakes earlier on the card. My Conquestadory also was entered in the Natalma by trainer Mark Casse, who opted to supplement her to the Summer when it appeared to be coming up light.

Go Bro, a 27-1 outsider, edged out 3-1 second choice Matador for second in the nine-horse field. Casse also trains the promising maiden Matador.

Eurico Rosa da Silva rode My Conquestadory, who banked $120,000 for Conquest Stable.

“I had all kinds of confidence in this filly,” da Silva said. “I could not think about her losing the race. It never entered my mind that she was going to get beat. She’s a great filly.”

The last filly to win the Summer was 2006 winner Dreaming of Anna, who subsequently captured the Grade 1 BC Juvenile Fillies.