Twice as nice: Souper Hoity Toity triumphs in Grade 3 Ontario Colleen
TORONTO, August 6, 2022 – Souper Hoity Toity, under Patrick Husbands, made it two straight stakes wins after taking theGrade 3 $153,400 Ontario Colleen Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine.
Fresh off a score in the Grade 3 Selene Stakes on July 2, Souper Hoity Toity, a bay daughter of Uncle Mo-Town Tour, dug deep to make the grade in the one-mile turf Ontario Colleen for 3-year-old fillies.
Ladywearsthering, sent off as the 9-5 choice, broke running from the outside and grabbed the early lead, as longshot Guileful, to her outside, settled into second, with 27-1 Love to Run nestled into third spot. Super Hoity Toity, second choice on the tote board at 4-1, was fifth of nine through the opening quarter reached in :24.33.
It was status quo for the top trio, as Ladywearsthering, impressive in her winning debut on July 2, continued to roll along on the front end, holding a head advantage over Guileful after a half in :47.68.
Vergara, with David Moran in the irons, confronted Ladywearsthering in early stretch, eventually wresting the lead away from her rival, as Souper Hoity Toity, who appeared stalled in the turn for home, began to gather momentum with an energetic late burst.
At the wire, the Mark Casse trainee poked a head in front of a game Vergara, while Ladywearsthering finished third. Love to Run, also conditioned by Casse, was fourth.
The final time over a firm E.P. Taylor Turf Course was 1:35.01.
At one point, Husbands thought he had little shot at hitting the board.
“She spit the bit on me, and I could not get her going. Things were really going bad for me. I had no horse. I said, ‘You know what? I’m not going around. I can find a way through the crowd.’ And then she got gutsy by the eighth-pole. At the eighth-pole, I was on a different horse. But she loves to win.She’s all class. She’s a legit filly.”
Owned by Live Oak Plantation, Souper Hoity Toity, bred in Kentucky by Dr. Richard Holder and Coolmore, now has four wins from six starts.
She paid $10.30, $5.90 and $3.50. Vergara ($8.40, $4.90) rounded out a $74.80 exactor. Ladywearsthering ($2.40) completed a $244.90 triactor, while a $1 superfecta with Love to Run returned $1,690. Join the Dance was scratched.
Live Thoroughbred racing resumes at Woodbine on Sunday with post time set for 1:00 p.m.
Chris Lomon, Woodbine Communications / @WoodbineComms