09/02/2012 4:18PM

Woodbine: Seen It All Before parlays perfect trip into Vice Regent victory

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Michael Burns
Luis Contreras collects one of his three wins on the card aboard Seen It All Before in the Vice Regent.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario—The flashy chestnut Seen It All Before  captured  his first stakes after a perfect stalking trip Sunday at Woodbine in the $125,000 Vice Regent.

With Luis Contreras aboard, Seen It All Before saved ground in a stalking position in the one-mile turf route, while Jenna’s Wabbit set slow fractions as the 4-5 favorite. Contreras angled Seen It All Before wide early in the stretch, and he went by Jenna’s Wabbit and Ultimate Destiny with an eighth of a mile remaining en route to a 1 1/2-length tally, in 1:35.17. 

“I had the best trip in the race,” said Contreras, who won three races on the card. “I wanted to stay close to Jenna’s Wabbit, and kick in the stretch.”

Ultimate Destiny finished a clear second over a fading Jenna’s Wabbit, and Courtville checked in fourth in the seven-horse field of Ontario-sired 3-year-olds.

Seen It All Before ($8) collected $75,000 for Colebrook Farm and trainer Ashlee Brnjas.