Familiarize and Belle Esprit Share The ONT Damsel Stakes

The ONT Damsel Stakes.

Purse $125.000. Track WO, For Fillies Three Years Old Foaled In ON.

One Mile on the Turf.

                                         July 1, 2017

Familiarize and Belle Esprit dead heat in The ONT Damsel Stakes, Familiarize took up the lead after three furlongs, only to be caught on the wire by the running on Belle Esprit to share the honours with Unnatural three quarters of a length further back in third.

Owners Hambletonian Stable (Familiarize) and Australia Wide (Belle Esprit).

Time: :252  :513  1:154  1:39

$2 Mutuel Prices:

3 – Familiarize 6.90 7.70 7.70
4 – Belle Esprit 3.50 3.50 3.40
5 – Unnatural 4.40

$1 Exacta: 3 – 4 Paid 9.20, 4 – 3 Paid 10.50
$1 Trifecta: 3 – 4 – 5 Paid 337.50, 4 – 3 – 5 Paid 135.60

How they ran.

Familiarize started in second, took up the lead after three furlongs, going two lengths clear of the field, caught on the wire to share the win.

Belle Esprit started in first, dropped back to race in third four lengths of the pace, ran on strongly down the home stretch to get up on the wire to share the win.

Unnatural started in third, improved to race in second, passed in the final furlong to finish third.

Get Back Up started in fourth and stayed there, beaten by three lengths.

Blue Ridges never got in the race, started at the rear of the field and finished there, beaten by eight lengths.

Congratulations to both Hambletonian Stable and Australia Wide.

The Englishman.

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