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Trainer Dan Vella (left) leads Wyomia to the winner's circle after the Mazarine Stakes
The top graded race of the year at Woodbine for 2-year-old fillies is the $225,000 Mazarine Stakes (G3), contested at 1 1/16 miles over the main Polytrack. A field of 6 went to post on a picture-perfect Saturday afternoon under sunny skies and temperatures in the 60's. However, at the gate, longest shot Anne's Beauty refused to load and was scratched by the veterinarian, leaving just 5 fillies to take the two-turn route. Delightful Mary was sent off as the 1-2 favorite, undefeated in 2 starts including an 8 length romp in her last start. In to challenge her included 7-2 second choice Wyomia, who broke her maiden last out by 5 1/2 lengths, and 4-1 third choice Poof Too, winner of her debut last out and making her first attempt at a route.
Wyomia draws off in the stretch.
Jockey Emile Ramsammy sent Wyomia to the lead first time past the stands, and she was allowed an uncontested lead of about 2 lengths through fractions of 24.10, 48.28, and 1:12.54 over the fast Polytrack surface. Favorite Delightful Mary and Poof Too stalked the pacesetter in second down the backstretch. Turning for home, Wyomia accelerated away from the field, opening up a 3 1/2 length advantage in midstretch through a mile in 1:37.33. Delightful Mary gave chase but to no avail, as Wyomia cruised under the line 2 3/4 lengths in front, completing the trip in 1:43.92. It was a long 7 3/4 lengths back from Delightful Mary to Poof Too third, and 10 1/4 more to the rest of the field.
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show 3 Wyomia Ramsammy 9.40 3.10 2.10 2 Delightful Mary Fraser 2.40 2.10 4 Poof Too Husbands 2.30 Winning Time: 1:43.92 $2 Exacta 3-2 19.40 $2 Trifecta 3-2-4 36.70
Left: Wyomia in the winners' circle with trainer Dan Vella at her hip. Vella said, "She probably handles both surfaces very well. Her first start (on turf), she just needed a race. She was looking around. She's showed her class since then." Asked if she would go next in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, he added, "I still believe there was a little more in the tank. I think she was playing at the end. She's a really good filly. (The Breeders' Cup) is a little too far ahead for me to think about right now. We really haven't made any plans yet."
Right: Wyomia heads back to the barn after the race.
Left: Wyomia in the post parade.
Right: Wyomia in the paddock before the race. The daughter of Vindication out of Kingmambo mare Beyond the Sun improved her record to 2 wins in 3 starts, earning $170,910 for owner-breeder Edward Seltzer and co-owner Beverly Anderson.
Left: Second place finisher and beaten favorite Delightful Mary in the paddock before the race. The 1-2 favorite stalked the pace 2nd early under jockey Corey Fraser, was all out through the stretch to finish second beaten 2 3/4 lengths. The Mark Casse-trained daughter of Limehouse improved her record to 2 wins and 1 second in 3 starts, earning $115,020 for owner John C. Oxley.
Right: Third place finisher Poof Too returns after the race. The 4-1 third choice stalked the pace 3rd early under jockey Patrick Husbands, came out 4 wide into the lane but could not improve position late, finishing 3rd beaten 10 1/2 lengths. The Mark Frostad-trained daughter of Distorted Humor improved her record to 1 win and 1 third in 2 starts, earning $58,950 for owners John Fielding and Frederick Hertrich III.
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