10/18/2015 4:53PM

Curvy finds room in deep stretch of E.P. Taylor

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Michael Burns
Curvy, ridden by Ryan Moore, wins the E.P. Taylor Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths..

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — The favored English filly Curvy emerged from between rivals in midstretch before scooting away under a brilliant ride from the legendary Ryan Moore to win the Grade 1, $506,600 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday.

Rosalind went straight to the front in the 10-furlong turf route for fillies and mares, and set moderate fractions while being tracked by Yaazy and Lacy.

Curvy ($6.90) raced three wide at the back of the pack until the head of the stretch, where she awaited room. A seam opened up for Curvy in the five-path nearing the eighth pole, and she went on through before drawing clear for a 1 1/2-length score over a wide-closing Talmada.

“I’ve ridden her on the right days,” said Moore, who won a Group 2 fixture on her at Ascot in June. “She’s been a very impressive filly. She started the season off in handicaps, and she’s just progressed. She’s kept on improving. When I sat on her today, she seemed like a bigger filly than when I last sat on her.”

Curvy’s final time over the good ground was 2:02.88. The David Wachman-trained 3-year-old earned $300,000 for owners Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith.

Rosalind dug in gamely to secure third by a neck over the local champion, Strut the Course, who rallied belatedly after lacking room early in the stretch. Strut the Course was followed by Button Down, Nakuti, Devonshire, Yaazy, White Rose, Eastern Belle, Uchenna, and Lacy.