10/13/2012 4:13PM

Woodbine: Silent Serenity pulls off shocker in Ruling Angel

Michael Burns
Silent Serenity pays $75.20 to win after wiring the field under Jesse Campbell in the Ruling Angel.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario—Silent Serenity notched her first stakes in a huge upset in the $102,200 Ruling Angel, the first of two stakes on the Saturday card at Woodbine.  

On a clear lead, Silent Serenity ($75.20) set honest splits of 22.58 and 45.20 seconds in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint, before holding on for a three-quarter-length tally over Swift Artist. Evil Kitten rallied for third, while favored To Endue Wei faded to seventh in the eight-horse field of 3-year-old fillies. 

The Ruling Angel was the first victory for trainer Reni co Plafond, who gave Jesse Campbell a leg up on the Trinity Racing Stable-owned Silent Serenity.

“She broke really sharp, and I hustled her,” said Campbell. “I didn’t think I could out-kick those horses, so I wanted to get as much daylight as I could between me and [them] and just try to hold on. We did that.”

* Surtsey ($14.40) rallied four-wide under Jermaine Bridgmohan to capture the $150,000 Fanfreluche Stakes by a length over Rootham Triple E’s. Trained by Kevin Attard, Surtsey covered six furlongs in 1:10.52 in the race for Ontario-bred 2-year-old fillies.