TORONTO, October 9, 2022 – A pair of 7 ½-furlong Inner Turf Races, one for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds and up, the other for Ontario-sired fillies, 3-year-olds and up, shared the stakes spotlight on Saturday at Woodbine.
In the $100,000 Eternal Search, a race named after the Mel Lawson standout, Golden Vision took all the spoils.
Ridden by Rafael Hernandez, the 6-year-old daughter of Court Vision-Good as Gold was patiently handled in the early going but came running with an impressive late burst to best hard-charging Lorena by a neck in a time of 1:31.44 over firm ground.
Bred and owned by Elizabeth and Gordon Lickrish, Golden Vision is now 7-4-4 from 24 starts. Trained by Tino Attard, the dark bay mare is now 2-1-1 from six engagements on the season.
A first-time out winner on December 1, 2018, Golden Vision, who paid $10.30 for the Eternal Search Triumph, took last year’s running of the Ballade Stakes.
Dun Drum, a 6-year-old son of Bold n’ Flashy-Lea’s Moon, got up in the final strides to take the $100,000 Overskate.
With Emma-Jayne Wilson in the irons, the Ian Black trainee was able to find a seam in the stretch to net the victory over a game Mason’s Gamble, besting that rival by a nose in a time of 1:30.37 over firm going.
The dark bay, co-bred (along with John Carey) by Joan Addison, who co-owns with Janet Black and Barbara Brown, is now 6-2-4 from 30 starts. It was third career stakes win for the gelding, who won the 2018 Kingarvie and 2019 Vice Regent.
Sent off at 7-1, Dun Drum returned $17.70 for the win.
Chris Lomon, Woodbine Communications / @WoodbineComm
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