Ghostzapper Filly Gallops at Woodbine Oaks

Moira circled the field impressively on her way to the dominant score at Woodbine Oaks on Sunday, providing coach Kevin Attard with a second straight win in the event and adding to a long list of accomplishments for her property pool. And she did it all without her back shoes, having acted in the ring and not being able to adequately recover in time.

She graduated an impressive debut from Out of the Cloud at $250,000 CAD Princess Elizabeth S. Here last October, the Bay settled into second place as the favorite at GIII Mazarine S. November 28. She reappeared in Fury S.’s seven-panel palette. Born on June 11, Ontario narrowly accomplished the mission at the Pioneerof the Nile. Looming here along the turns and with $1.6 million New York-trained orchid based in New York, Chad Brown trained for what appears to be the main menace, Dark Bay didn’t catch up early while saving the Earth. She was pulled slightly off the fence and rode up to chase the rear. Racer Ramon Hernandez hit the gas early and split the horses home, and Moira skipped the orchid as if standing in school before racking up the score in a time that was nearly a second faster than the boys who had participated in the Plate Test two races earlier. .

“She was hitting the button in the first turn,” Hernandez said. “We just sat there and saved as much ground as we could and made our butt move. I knew the horses were going to stop in front of me, so I just tried to get them off them. By three-eighths, I was already where I wanted to be. Back home, I talked Just with her and I said, ‘Come to Moira, it’s all about you. Go get him.’ And it just exploded. I have to give a big thank you to this excellent group, the owners, for giving me a chance to come back to this amazing pony. From the first day I got up in the morning, I was touched. Today, I showed up. I just played with the rest of the field.”

Coach Kevin Attard said of the pre-race incident, “It was crazy. You know, she was always some kind of ant in the track. We study her a lot and she’s been through a little loop and unfortunately she got on her back foot and kind of took off the first shoe and flexed the other shoe. Kind of. The ring smith tried to tweak and repair it. I appreciate his efforts. So, we chose to run it without the back boot. I wasn’t too concerned about it being a synthetic surface. But you’re obviously not used to doing this so it’s always in the back of your head anyway She’s a top class horse and I’ve always appreciated her, and she obviously ran to that day.”

Moira, named after the character Moira Rose from the Canadian sitcom Sheet CreekShe again acted as a good measure as her picture was taken in the winner’s circle.

While the Fillies have a particularly stellar record in the Canadian Triple Crown first leg, the bloodline’s biggest customer and Montreal donato Lani – X-Men Racing organizer – has yet to commit to the Queen’s Plate on August 21.

“It’s up to her and Kevin,” Lani said. “It might be great to run this race again. Foals have won it before, but we are very fortunate to be here today. So let’s take one race at a time and thank you Woodbine. You are doing a great job here and it is a great place to come.” .

The winner has a two-year-old sibling named Runaway Charlie and her mum brought $400,000 in foal to Ghostzapper at a Keeneland auction in November 2020. Devin Aida — winner of both dirt and turf bets — lost that pony for 2021, but he produced a Sir colt Brancialot (Ire) this term. She is the daughter of the fast GSW Passion (Came Home).

Oak wood made by BUDWEISER$500,800 CAD, Woodbine, 7-24, (C), 3 years, F, 1 1/8 m (AWT), 1:49.78, ft.
1-MOIRA, 121, f, 3, by Ghostzapper
First Dam: Devin Aida (MSW & GSP, $273,215), by Unbridled’s Song
The second dam: Passion, by Came Home
The third dam: Rajmata, for a well-known fact
($150 thousand Ylg ’20 KEESEP). OX-Men Racing, Madaket Stables
LLC & SF Racing LLC; B-Adena Springs (ON); T Kevin Attard
J Rafael Manuel Hernandez. 300,000 Canadian dollars. Lifetime record:
4-3-1-0, $440,331. * 1/2 to Jungle Cry (Animal Kingdom), SW,
2-seagull sister121, and , 3, Hard Spoon – Sweet Kitten, by Kitten’s
cheerful. ($95,000 from RNA Ylg ’20 KEESEP). The first black type.
or Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry; B. Sean Fitzhenry (ON);
T Catherine Day Phillips. 100,000 Canadian dollars.
3-orchid121, f, 3, Medaglia d’Oro – Orchard Beach, by Tapit.
($1,600,000 Ylg ’20 KEESEP). The first black type. Oh Shadwell
stable; B Anderson Ont Farms. Inc. (ON); T. Chad C. Brown.
50,000 Canadian dollars.
Margins: 10 3/4, 4 3/4, no. Odds: 1.00, 9.80, 4.60.
Also ran: Souper Flashy, Pioner’s Edge, Swoop to Finish, Maccool’s Girl, Bizymaline, Curlin Candy, Loaded Vixen. Click to get a file chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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