05/14/2007 12:00AM

Woodbine: Strike Softly upsets in Hendrie


Strike Softly ($14.30) overtook the 4-5 favorite, Mary Delaney, at the eighth pole and drew away to a decisive victory in the Grade 3, $186,700 Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine.

Strike Softly, ridden by Todd Kabel for trainer Mark Frostad, prevailed by four lengths in a quick final time of 1:16.20 for the 6 1/2-furlongs. Mary Delaney held on for second, finishing three-quarters of a length in front of a stalking Bosskiri.