TU ENDIE WEI STAYS PERFECT
holds on in Debutante
Brereton Jones’ homebred JOHAR filly TU ENDIE WEI elected a speed style in her 2nd career start yesterday at Woodbine, the Ontario Debutante Stakes, and held off a rapidly closing Northern Passion to win the 6 1/2 furlong dash in 1:16. 2/5.
Her Beyer Figure was 83, down from the 91 she earned in her debut outing.
The Kentucky-bred, under Jim McAleney, went head-to-head with Runfor Ro
through opening fractions of :23.59 and :46.78.
As the field turned for home, McAleney and Tu Endie Wei, the 1-5
choice, took over the lead in mid-stretch and held off a spirited
Northern Passion, who rallied strongly to finish second. Runfor Ro was
The final time for 6 ½ furlongs over the Polytrack was 1:16.53.
“She was sharp leaving and then we were able to settle her down and
get thinking again,” said McAleney. “The thing that I do like about
this filly is that she did know the other filly was coming. She was
still kicking in.”
Tu Endie Wei won her career bow at five panels on June 25, a
head-turning performance that resulted in a 4 ¾-length score in the My
“There were anxious moments and she was pretty keyed up,” said
Jones, of today’s effort. “She’s got this tremendous ability and
this tremendous heart and that’s a great combination.”
Injured trainer DEBBIE ENGLAND was in the winner’s circle following the WITH APPROVAL STAKES yesterday as RILEY RIPASSO (Johannesburg) won by a neck over Hotep. The feisty fellow has blossomed nicely this year for Formal Racing’s John Scott, Kevil Hall and T and T Racing.
And the half brother to Grade 1 winner JAMBALAYA also made up for a little accident that occurred a few weeks ago, he got spooked on the track and England fell off and was injured, leaving her on the sidelines recently.
RAHY’S ATTORNEY, ANOTHER BRAVE RUN
Canadian champ RAHY’S ATTORNEY ran a brave race in yesteray’s Grade 1 Sword Dancer at Saratoga and it was tough to watch him get beat right on the wire by WINCHESTER. The Ellie Boje and partners gelding did all the hard work on the pace around 3 turns at 1 1/2 miles under Emma-Jayne Wilson, looked like he was all done on the last turn but then dug in to the wire.
He sure looks like he loves the tighter turf turns compared his home turf track. What does he have to do to win one of these big ones?
His Beyer Figure was 99.
LONGRUN GALA, event of the Year
Bid on EP Taylor’s riding boots!!
Once again LongRun is hosting the event of the season -our Legends Gala on Friday September 30, 2011 at the Woodbine Trackside Tent!
It will be running a silent auction with many priceless pieces, including E.P Taylor’s riding boots, and many more items!
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