Souper Hoity Toity Wins Stake at Woodbine
Souper Hoity Toity Takes the Ontario Damsel Stakes
Souper Hoity Toity, ridden by Patrick Husbands, took the $127,250 Ontario Damsel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, contested at 1 1/16 miles over Woodbine’s Tapeta.
After lively opening splits of:23.86 and:47.93 set by Crystal Ship , Souper Hoity Toity, the 1-5 choice, assumed command just after the stretch call and won by a half-length in a time of 1:43.44. Love to Run was second and Crystal Ship finished third.
“I was getting the perfect trip,” Husbands said. “I put her in the clear by the three-eighths pole and she flattened right out on me by the three-eighths pole, going into the quarter pole and down the lane, but she’s all class and she just fought to win. She’s all class from day one.”
Owned by Live Oak Plantation and trained by dual Hall of Famer Mark Casse, the daughter of Uncle Mo finished fourth in her career bow at Ellis Park last August before reeling off two straight scores at Woodbine. She launched her 3-year-old campaign with back-to-back grade 3 victories, in the Selene Stakes (G3) July 2 and the Ontario Colleen Stakes Aug. 6.
She arrived at the Ontario Damsel off a troubled trip in the Duchess Stakes, where she was checked on heels at the quarter pole but still came running to be second.
Now 5-1-0 from eight starts, Souper Hoity Toity ($2.70) was bred in Kentucky by Dr. Richard Holder and Coolmore. She is out of the Speightstown mare Town Tour, who also has a 2-year-old Uncle Mo filly named Mo Town Mayhem, a yearling Malibu Moon filly, and a 2022 Game Winner colt. She was bred back to Uncle Mo for 2023.