TORONTO, August 13 - Goodyearforroses picked up her first added-money win in Saturday's co-featured $105,000 Flaming Page Stakes, at Woodbine.
Trained and co-owned by Roger Attfield with Lincoln Collins, the four-year-old Azamour bay went to post as the 4-5 mutuel favourite in the 1 1/2-mile off-the-turf event for older fillies and mares and proved her backers correct with a comfortable score.
Goodyearforroses, who graduated in England at Leicester on October 7, 2014, arrived in North America earlier this year and made her debut for Attfield at Gulfstream Park on February 28 when eighth in a turf route. Following starts at Keeneland (4th, April 9) and Churchill Downs (3rd, May 3), Goodyearforroses made her Woodbine debut a winning one with a head score over stablemate Pengally Bay in a turf allowance.
After an off-the-board effort in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly, Goodyearforroses romped a 1 3/8-mile turf allowance by 4 1/2-lengths setting up her facile score in the Flaming Page.
Belle de Nuit led a Flaming Page field of seven through splits of :26.34, :51.82 and 1:17.08 under no pressure at all from the stalking pair of Secret Action and McArthur Parkway. Goodyearfororses, with Alan Garcia up, settled comfortably in fourth position and made her winning move as a tiring Belle de Nuit approached the far turn.
Goodyearforroses took command through the turn as Interject and Dyna's Recoleta launched their bid, but there was no denying the energetic stretch run of Goodyearforroses who scored by three lengths. Dyna's Recoleta, trained by Attfield for owner-breeder Charles Fipke, earned place money by 1 3/4-lengths over Interject. Goodyearforroses covered 1 1/2-miles in 2:32.61.
Goodyearforroses, bred in Ireland by The Hornets, banked $60,000 in victory while improving her record to 4-0-1 from 10 starts.
She paid $3.80, $2.60 and $2.10, combining with Dyna's Recoleta ($4.50, $3.40) for a $22 (3-4) exactor. A 3-4-7 triactor (Interject, $2.20 to show) was worth $56.50, while a $1 Superfecta [3-4-7-1 (Secret Action)] came back $87.45.