05/30/2009 12:00AM

Canyon Yodeler captures Aspen Cup


Canyon Yodeler, who two starts ago had raced for a claiming price of $10,000, became a stakes winner Saturday with a sharp, front-running effort in the $50,000 Aspen Cup at Ruidoso Downs. She won by three-quarters of a length over Collection Plate.

Canyon Yodeler ($17.80) dueled with favorite Shining Moment through fractions of 22 seconds for the opening quarter and 44.80 for the half-mile, then went on to cover six furlongs for 3-year-old fillies in 1:11.80.

Joe Martinez rode Canyon Yodeler for Desert Sun Stables and trainer David Wolochuk.