Sarah Lynx, the lone filly in the field of 16 for the Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT), snuck through at the rail and turned the $1,488,318 million event into a four-length romp at 22-1 odds Oct. 16 over a yielding course at Woodbine.
Christophe Soumillon drove the Irish-bred 4-year-old filly to victory for Mrs. Robert G. Ehrnooth and trainer John Hammond. Hammond opted for the International over the 10-furlong E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) for fillies and mares because the 1 1/2-mile distance was better suited to Sarah Lynx's ability.
The victory comes with an automatic berth in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 5, though it was unclear if the connections for the French-based filly would want to return in three weeks.