AJAX, ONT—JULY 17, 2012—Gary and Marlene McNichol's Le Petite Rose was never better as she ran down Sugar Bar to win the $123,939(US) Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity at Ajax Downs Tuesday afternoon.
Under jockey Michelle Love, La Petite Rose broke a step behind Sugar Bar from the outside post but pushed her neck in front at the end of the 330 yard course. The sorrel filly stopped the clock in :17.140 seconds to pickup the winner's purse of $49,575(US).
David Ward trains the McNichol's homebred Fire Finder filly who now has a perfect 3-for-3 record and earnings of $64,059. She is out of the Junos Black mare Two Tears Dot Com.
Sugar Bar almost lasted but settled for second earning $24,788(US) for owner's Full Circle Racing and Robert Van Camp. Greg Watson saddled the Sugarman Perry gelding from the Rare Form mare Hannas Rare Bar. Bred by Picov Cattle Company, Sugar Bar is 1-1-1 in four starts this season and has earned $35,802. Tony Phillips had the riding assignment.
Fastest qualifier Eye Zoom closed up the rail to finish three-quarters back in the show position. Also trained by Greg Watson, the Eye Dash homebred races for Full Circle Racing. Chelsey Willick rode the gray gelding out of Azooma, by Shazoom, who earned $12,394(US) for the effort.
Heza Wylie Coyote, Jess Tex Me, Eye Is A Belle, Jess Call Me Tex, Straitfromtheghetto, Taxi Fare Cash and Manhatten Mist completed the field.
Editors note: A photo of this race will be posted when it becomes available from the track photographer.