Ticker Tape Home leads Casse sweep in Fury Stakes
ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Trainer Mark Casse swept the top three positions in Saturday’s $125,500 Fury Stakes, with the favored Ticker Tape Home romping over Elysian Field and Me and My Shadow in the Woodbine Oaks prep.
Ticker Tape Home set moderate fractions under Patrick Husbands in the seven-furlong sprint for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies. She opened up a clear lead on the turn before coasting home on top by four lengths, in a time of 1:22.15.
Elysian Field finished 1 1/2 lengths clear of a closing Me and My Shadow. Tito’s Calling wound up fourth and was followed by Fashionably Fab, Speed Trap, Canadiansweetheart, Anam Cara, and Courtly Ro.
One of the better 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine last year, Ticker Tape Home was unplaced in two winter starts at Tampa before getting a break here this spring.
“She was really going into this race good,” Husbands said. “Since she got back here, I got on her about five times. The last time when I breezed her, [assistant trainer David Adams] said to go easy with her, which is about [a half-mile] in .49 or .50. I had her on the outside fence, and she went in .47 and wanted to go around with me again.”
A daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, Ticker Tape Home earned $75,000 in her first stakes victory for Live Oak Plantation.