10/17/2003 11:00PM

Day and Dyna Da Wyna are too tough


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Under a flawless ride from Pat Day, Dyna Da Wyna wore down longshot Mexican Moonlight to win the $112,900 Valley View Stakes at Keeneland by three-quarters of a length Saturday.

Dyna Da Wyna, perfectly positioned early in the Grade 3 turf race for 3-year-old fillies, edged closer to the front with a quarter-mile to go. Down the stretch, Mexican Moonlight, a 24-1 shot under Corey Lanerie, hung tough, but Dyna Da Wyna proved clearly best, finishing 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.54 over firm going.

Dyna Da Wyna, a gray Doc's Leader filly owned by WinStar Farm and trained by Elliott Walden, returned $9 as second choice in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies. The Valley View was her third straight win, following a $100,000 claiming race at Saratoga in August and the DeBartolo Oaks at Louisiana Downs last month.

"Winning the race in New York really got her confidence up," said Day.

Before 24,497 in attendance in spectacular weather, Mexican Moonlight contested the lead alongside Feisty Bull while Dyna Da Wyna and Final Discount stalked from a few lengths back. On the final turn, Feisty Bull and Final Discount began to fade, leaving the top two to themselves.

Derrianne, the 2-1 favorite, finished third, another three lengths behind Mexican Moonlight.

* In other races Saturday, El Prado Rob ($9) survived a stewards' inquiry after winning a 1 1/16-mile allowance race for 2-year-olds for the meet's leading trainer, Nick Zito; Music's Storm ($5) drew clear late to capture a $55,025 turf allowance; Glowing Honors ($13.40) was an easy winner of a $52,000 allowance sprint for fillies and mares; and Exude ($20.60) rallied to capture the nightcap, a $54,000 turf allowance.