10/29/2011 4:09PM

Woodbine: Rose and Shine overcomes slow fractions to take Princess Elizabeth

Michael Burns
Rose and Shine, ridden by Luis Contreras, gives trainer Ralph Biamonte his seventh stakes win of the Woodbine meet in the Princess Elizabeth.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario—Rose and Shine enjoyed clear sailing on the outside en route to her second stakes win Saturday at Woodbine in the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth, for Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies. 

The longshot Point of Emminence set slow fractions in the 1 1/16-mile route, while Rose and Shine raced four-wide in midpack under Luis Contreras.

Rose and Shine made her way into contention on the far turn, and then hit the front early in the stretch before coasting home on top by a length over a charging Dixie Strike. The favored Blue Heart finished another half-length back in third, after a cumbersome inside trip under Joe Bravo. The final time was 1:45.56.

Rose and Shine ($10) banked $150,000 for owner James Sabiston. It was the seventh stakes victory of the meet for trainer Ralph Biamonte.

“We had a good trip,” said Biamonte. “She’s been doing so well. Every time she runs, she tries so hard.”

Oregon Lady ($6.90) rallied strongly through the stretch over soft turf to take Saturday’s supporting feature, the $105,200 River Memories Stakes.

With Patrick Husbands riding for trainer Roger Attfield, Oregon Lady ran the distance of about one mile in 1:39.59. She prevailed by4 1/4   lengths