Three year old gelding Barilko went gate to wire to win the ninth race at Woodbine today for Trainer Catherine Day Phillips.
The 6-1/2 furlong $49,700, $25,000 Claiming race on the turf was the first win in his four tries this season after previously competing in Allowance and Stakes company.
Barilko, who broke his maiden in his first start last year, held off the late challengers down the stretch to win by 1-1/2 lengths going away with jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson in the irons.
Today’s win was Barilko’s second win in eight lifetime starts for owners Anderson Farms Ontario Inc., George Phillip Ledson and Scott Kelly.
Barilko was bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. and Godolphin.