Toronto, Ontario – Benjamin Hutzel’s Grandy’s Glory, sent off at 14-1, captured her first career stakes victory, winning Saturday’s $150,000 Fanfreluche Stakes at Woodbine.
The daughter of Bold Executive, with Steve Bahen in the irons, rated just off the pacesetters, even-money choice Midnight Shadow and Saskawea, before making an authoritative three-wide move around the final turn, widening her advantage at will down the lane. Grandy’s Glory, trained by Mike DePaulo, entered the event for two-year-old fillies, foaled in Canada, off a fifth-place finish to Midnight Shadow in the Victorian Queen Stakes, on October 4 at Woodbine.
The Ontario-bred, who finished fourth in the Nandi Stakes, also to Midnight Shadow, on August 5 at the Toronto oval, took the 26th running of the six-furlong Fanfreluche by 4 1/4 lengths.
Saskawea easily held for second, while Dashingalltheway rallied for third, nosing out Midnight Shadow.
The time of the race was 1:11.47 over the Polytrack.
She returned $30.10, $11.90 and $6.10 acrhttp://18.104.22.168/~horsecan/wp-admin/post.php?posted=trueoss the board, combining with Saskawea ($6.90, $3.90) for a $155.50 exactor. Dashingalltheway ($3.60) finished third, capping a $996.90 triactor.