05/03/2002 11:00PM

Woodbine: Shaws Creek picks up pieces


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Shaws Creek rallied from well off suicidal fractions under Jake Barton to capture the $168,150 Queenston Stakes at Woodbine Saturday.

Favored Wild Whiskey and Rare Friends hooked up through fractions of 21:75 and 43.85 seconds in the seven-furlong dash for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds. Shaws Creek began his rally at the quarter pole and mowed down Rare Friends in the final furlong to prevail by 1 3/4 lengths over a closing Embattle. The final time was 1:23.46.

Shaws Creek ($18.l0) earned $100,890 for the Jam Jar Racing Stable and trainer John Ross.