Munnyfor Ro powerful in stretch to win Wonder Where Stakes – Horse Racing News
Jockey Justin Stein guides Woodbine Oaks winner Munnyfor Ro to victory in the $ 250,000 Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine for owner Raroma Stable Inc. and trainer Kevin Attard.
Munnyfor Ro rallied solidly on the long stretch EP Taylor Turf Course to win the $ 250,400 Wonder Where Stakes, third stop of the Canadian Triple Tiara, on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.
It took Munnyfor Ro a little while to reach her best pace, but when she did, Munnings’s daughter pulled away from her rivals for a convincing score in the 1 1/4 mile turf test. for 3 years. -old fillies born in Canada.
After a quick run for the lead, 66-1 Youens hit the front as 4-1 Emmeline settled just outside in second. Justin Stein, aboard Munnyfor Ro, retained the 6-5 pick in striking distance, placing sixth after an opening quarter timed in: 26.44.
Youens continued to lead the way with Emmeline keeping an eye on the point guard, as Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser winner Munnyfor Ro, first stage of the Triple Tiara, still ran comfortably in sixth after a half in: 52 , 44.
As the peloton turned towards home, Youens and Emmeline were quickly challenged by several rivals, including Miss Marie and Cielo d’Oro, as Stein called on MunnyforRo for his best run.
Halfway down the lane, the favorite took control and moved away from her rivals with a sprint, securing a 1 1/2 length triumph in 2: 05.36 on good ground and scoring 4. , $ 60 for the win.
Miss Marie fought hard to secure second place, Cielo d’Oro finished third and Bequia, also Kevin Attard’s trainee, took fourth place. Il Malocchio, winner of the Bison City Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Tiara, was sixth.
“She’s all a racehorse,” praised Stein. “She felt the same (on the grass), just that nice, efficient stride and that strong kick on the stretch. Just reading the form, you could see that there was no real speed, and we were placed ahead. She was on the bridle and had only to put it in stride and wait to let go.
With this victory, Munnyfor Ro established herself as a legitimate candidate for the Sovereign Award in the categories champion of 3-year-old fillies and Horse of the year.
Attard was also thrilled with the effort of the chestnut filly, bred in Ontario by Daybar, Ltd., who finished fourth in Safe Conduct in this year’s Queen’s Plate race.
“I thought she had blossomed a lot since her run in the Queen’s Plate,” said Attard, who won Wonder Where last year with Merveilleux. “She kept a good weight, maybe put on some weight. She has matured physically, and she trained really well before this race. It was a race that Raj [owner Rajendra Maharajh] wanted to target from the start. It was just nice to see it all come together today and get the job done.
Munnyfor Ro, now 3-2-2 in 11 career starts, made his Keeneland debut in April.
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