09/14/2014 5:15PM

Deceptive Vision comes from off the pace in Canadian

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Michael Burns
Deceptive Vision, with Eurico da Silva aboard, earns a berth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf by taking the Grade 2 Canadian.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario— Deceptive Vision benefited from a patient ride from Eurico da Silva to win her first stakes Sunday at Woodbine in the Grade 2 Canadian, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In qualifier.

Deceptive Vision ($11.30)  saved ground in fifth on the backstretch, as the Chicago shipper La Tia set a strong pace. Deceptive Vision loomed into contention late on the turn, and then hit the front nearing the eighth pole before drawing away for a 2 1/2-length tally over Royal Fury. La Tia faded to third, while the favored Lexie Lou backed up to trail the 10-horse field, after stalking in third until midway on the turn.

The final time for about nine furlongs over good turf was 1:47.80.

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Malcolm Pierce trains Deceptive Vision, who earned $216,000 of the $338,600 purse for owner/breeder Sam-Son Farm.

“Malcolm asked me to hide her,” da Silva said. “When you put her behind horses, she’s going to relax. He was very, very confident. I put her behind, and I wanted to stay [there] for as long as possible. She was running relaxed, and when I asked her, she kicked from there.”

Owner Rick Balaz didn’t rule out a trip to Santa Anita for the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and  Mare Turf for Deceptive Vision, a blue-blooded daughter of A.P. Indy.