09/27/2014 2:27PM

Zazinga wires La Prevoyante Stakes

Michael Burns
Zazinga, ridden by Gary Boulanger, scores by 4 1/4 lengths in the La Prevoyante Stakes on Saturday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Zazinga went right to the front and never looked back to notch her first stakes win going a mile in the $125,000 La Prevoyante at Woodbine on Saturday.

Over firm turf, Zazinga set fast fractions of 23.29 seconds, 45.85, and 1:09.21 under Gary Boulanger. She maintained a clear lead throughout and got home on top by 4 1/4 lengths in 1:33.43.

Zazinga ($10) netted $75,000 for the partnership of Beverly Lewis-Owens and trainer Steve Owens.

“We thought we could have the lead pretty easily if we wanted,” Boulanger said. “The big thing with her is just getting her to relax. I know she went pretty quick, but she did it really comfortably. When we got to the turn, I knew they were going to have to really run to get me. Turning for home, I picked her head up, and she got back underneath me again. I said, ‘I have a lot here,’ and she just kept going.”

Regal Conqueror, the 3-5 favorite, rallied belatedly for second, while Elgin finished a distant third in the six-horse field of Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies.