11/23/2010 5:07PM

D'wild Ride ships in from New Jersey to take Cornucopia

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D'wild Ride, under Mike Luzzi, draws clear to win the Cornucopia.

New Jersey shipper D’wild Ride, who came across the Delaware River two months ago to win an allowance race with an inflated purse of $110,000, duplicated the feat Tuesday when she overtook pacesetter Noble Maz in the stretch to win the $75,000 Cornucopia Stakes for filly and mare sprinters at Parx Racing.

In winning her first stakes since taking the $91,000 Regret at Monmouth Park in August 2009, the 5-year-old D’wild Ride, ridden by New York jockey Mike Luzzi, covered the six furlongs in 1:10 flat while finishing 2 1/2 lengths in front of Noble Maz, a 9-2 shot in a field of five. It was another 2 1/4 lengths back to Bounding Bi, a 17-1 outsider.

Trained by Joe Orseno, D’wild Ride has now won 11 of 31 starts lifetime, including 3 of 5 at Parx. She is 3 for 10 this season.

Defending champion Amazed by Grace, making her second start following a knee injury, never showed any run and finished last for the second time as the 2-1 second choice.