11/02/2013 6:19PM

Woodbine: Paladin Bay, Moonlit Beauty, Phil's Dream take Saturday stakes

Michael Burns
Paladin Bay upsets the Princess Elizabeth Stakes under Gerry Olguin to the tune of $33.70.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - The Sligo Bay filly Paladin Bay ran down another daughter of Sligo Bay, Lexie Lou, to land her first stakes Saturday at Woodbine in the $250,800 Princess Elizabeth.

Lexie Lou set moderate fractions in the 1 1/16-mile test for 2-year-old fillies. Lexie Lou had a clear lead around the far turn before Paladin Bay swept to the lead on the outside to prevail by a length.

Gerry Olguin rode Paladin Bay for owner Jessie Ladouceur, the wife of trainer Harold Ladouceur. Paladin Bay paid $33.70.

* The 25-1 longshot Moonlit Beauty ($53.10) notched her second straight stakes in Saturday’s Grade 3, $176,200 Maple Leaf.

Moonlit Beauty led all the way under Gary Boulanger to win the 10-furlong event by 1 1/4 lengths over the Mark Casse-trained Dixie Strike, who outran another Mark Casse trainee, Sky High Lady, for second.

Trained by John LeBlanc Jr., Moonlit Beauty ($53.10) banked $108,000 for owner-breeder William Gierkink.

*Phil’s Dream reaffirmed his position as Woodbine’s leading sprinter Saturday with a 1 3/4-length score over Go Blue or Go Home in the $100,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes.

Phil’s Dream ($5) banked $60,000 in his seventh victory in nine starts at the meet, all for owner-trainer Paul Buttigieg. Justin Stein rode the winner.