05/25/2013 4:10PM

Woodbine: Solid Appeal scores in Nassau Stakes

Michael Burns
Solid Appeal, with Jesse Campbell aboard, gets her first stakes win in the Grade 2 Nassau.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Solid Appeal ($18.60) outran the favored Irish Mission in the final furlong to notch her first stakes win Saturday at Woodbine in the Grade 2, $213,200 Nassau.

The Maryland invader Dancing to Town set quick fractions over the firm ground in the one-mile route before tiring in midstretch. Solid Appeal came wide in the stretch from a stalking position on the turn to score by 1 1/2 lengths over Irish Mission, who had closed along the rail under Alex Solis. Northern Passion rallied wide from last to end up third in the seven-horse field.

Jesse Campbell rode Solid Appeal, a 4-year-old trained by Reade Baker for owners Jim and Susan Hill. She completed the distance in 1:34.01.

“She’s a better horse than when I rode her last year,” Campbell said. “She was a little green last year, and she’s a stronger horse now. She put on a few pounds. I knew I was on a live one when I left the gate. She gave me a tremendous kick down the lane. She ran hard to the wire.”