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Wyomia takes Mazarine

| Brisnet Editorial | 01/28/2011 #

Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer's WYOMIA (Vindication) led throughout to defeat odds-on choice Delightful Mary (Limehouse) by 2 3/4 lengths in Saturday's $225,470 Mazarine S. (Can-G3) for two-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

Guided by Emile Ramsammy, the Daniel Vella trainee covered 1 1/16 miles on Polytrack in 1:43 4/5.

"I still believe there was a little more in the tank," Vella said. "I think she was playing at the end. She's a really good filly."

Vella wasn't ready to confirm Wyomia for the November 5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)at Churchill Downs.

"That's a little too far ahead for me to think about right now," the trainer said. "We really haven't made any plans yet."

It was the second career victory for Wyomia, who ran fifth on grass in her debut in late August before taking a maiden on the Polytrack by 5 1/4 lengths in her most recent start on September 19. She's now earned $168,287.

Out of the multiple stakes-placed Beyond the Sun (Kingmambo), Wyomia is a half-sister to Red Giant, who blazed 1 1/4 grassy miles in 1:57 when taking the 2008 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (G1) at Santa Anita, a new world record on the surface.

They hail from the family of superstars Bosra Sham (Woodman) and Hector Protector (Woodman).

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