06/03/2001 11:00PM

Woodbine: Only to You takes Nassau


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Only to You finished a nose back of Heliotrope in the 2000 Nassau Stakes, but the tables were turned in this year's running of the Grade 3 event at Woodbine, when Only to You gunned down Heliotrope in deep stretch to record her first stakes win.

Favored Heliotrope set slow fractions over the soft going in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for fillies and mares. Only to You raced four lengths off the lead on the backstretch, and began to mount a five-wide rally at the top of the stretch.

Under Todd Kabel, Only to You gradually wore down Heliotrope in the final furlong, and prevailed by a half-length in a time of 1:47.31. Bristol Pistol closed to finish another 1 1/2 lengths back in third in the seven-horse field. Great Fever was scratched.

Only to You ($9.50) banked $117,705 of the $196,175 purse for Sam-Son Farm and trainer Mark Frostad.