05/24/2002 11:00PM

Woodbine: Quiet Resolve takes Connaught Cup


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Favored Quiet Resolve parlayed a perfect stalking trip into an easy 3 3/4-length triumph in the $178,500 Connaught Cup Stakes at Woodbine.

Quiet Resolve, Canada's Horse of the Year in 2000, raced four lengths off the lead on the backstretch of the Grade 3 turf event. Porey Spring and Gone Fishin hooked up through fractions of 24.03 and 47.04 seconds in the 1 1/16-mile race, before Quiet Resolve overtook them

Quiet Resolve drew off through the stretch to prevail in a quick final time of 1:40.88 over the firm going. No Comprende, a 32-1 shot, rallied to finish second, while Gone Fishin held third in the 13-horse field. Dr. Kashnikow and Silver Axe were scratched.

"Everything went our way," said Todd Kabel, who won the Connaught for the fourth time. "When I asked him to run, he just exploded."

Quiet Resolve ($3.70) banked $107,100 for Sam-Son Farm and trainer Mark Frostad.