Updated on 09/17/2011 9:33PM

Woodbine: Que Puntual proves game

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Que Puntual wins the $357,200 Nassau at Woodbine on Sunday.

Belmont shipper Que Puntual overcame some trouble to land her first stakes in the $357,200 at Woodbine.

Que Puntual was rank and had to be steadied by Cornelio Velasquez while tracking the leaders on the backstretch. She got clear sailing on the outside exiting the turn, then finished strongly to win by a half-length over 13-1 shot Ambitious Cat. Mona Rose was another half-length back in third in the field of 12 fillies and mares. The final time for 1 1/16 miles on turf was 1:41.96.

The jockeys aboard Mona Rosa and Noble Stella both claimed foul on Que Puntual for alleged interference, but the result stood.

Trainer Angel Penna Jr. said Que Puntual wasn't crazy about the tight turns and short stretch of Gulfstream's turf and is more comfortable going around more expansive courses like the ones at Woodbine and Keeneland, where she won a third-level allowance in April.

"She's a very big filly," Penna said. "Her stride is humongous, and she needs some room to move."

Que Puntual, who was Group 1-placed in her native Argentina, returned $6.10 as the favorite in the Grade 2 event.