TORONTO, October 23, 2022 – In other Sunday stakes action at Woodbine, Souper Hoity Toity, ridden by Patrick Husbands, took the $127,250 Ontario Damsel for 3-year-old fillies, contested at 1 1/16 miles over the Tapeta.
After lively opening splits of :23.86 and :47.93 set by Crystal Ship, Souper Hoity Toity, the 1-5 choice, third and gaining steadily around the turn for home, assumed command just after the stretch call and went on to notch a half-length score in a time of 1:43.44. Love to Run was second and Crystal Ship finished third.
“I was getting the perfect trip,” said Husbands. “I put her in the clear by the three-eighths pole and she flattened right out on me by the three-eighths pole, going into the quarter-pole and down the lane, but she’s all class and she just fought to win. She’s all class from day one.”
Owned by Live Oak Plantation and trained by dual hall of famer Mark Casse, the daughter of Uncle Mo-Town Tour finished fourth in her career bow at Ellis Park last August before reeling off two straight scores at Woodbine. She launched her sophomore campaign with back-to-back Grade 3 victories, taking the Selene on July 2 and the Ontario Colleen on August 6.
She arrived at the Ontario Damsel off a troubled trip in the Duchess Stakes, where she was checked on heels at the quarter-pole but still came running to secure the runner-up prize.
Now 5-1-0 from eight starts, Souper Hoity Toity was bred in Kentucky by Dr. Richard Holder and Coolmore.
The dark bay paid $2.70 for the win.
Chris Lomon, Woodbine Communications / @WoodbineComms