Monday, September 17 2012
Wise Dan sharp in Ricoh Woodbine Mile romp
TORONTO, September 16 - Morton Fink’s homebred Wise Dan, the prohibitive favourite at 1-2, made it look easy on Sunday, coasting to victory in the Grade 1, $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile.
Ridden by John Velazquez, who was winning a record third Mile, after victories aboard Riviera in 2000 and Leroidesanimaux in 2005, Wise Dan patiently followed the leaders Worthadd and Artic Fern through fractions of :23.78 and :46.90, before slipping through on the inside over a firm E.P. Taylor Turf Course, when the field straightened for home.
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