07/23/2017 4:38PM

Glamanation notches first stakes win in Shady Well

Michael Burns
Glamanation closed widest to score by a length over Mega Monster in the Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine on July 23, 2017.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Glamanation wore down Mega Monster in the final furlong to notch her first stakes in Sunday’s $125,000 Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine.

Glamanation ($8.90) raced in fifth on the turn in the 5 1/2-furlong dash for 2-year-old fillies, as Jamaica Me Home dueled with Miss Danielle through slow splits. Mega Monster came between the favored Moka Latte and the leaders early in the stretch to assume command, but she failed to hold off Glamanation, who closed widest to score by a length, in a time of 1:05.94.

Mo Big Cat closed from a trailing sixth to finish third. She was followed by Miss Danielle, Moka Latte and Jamaica Me Home.

David Moran rode Glamanation, a daughter of freshman sire Point of Entry, who earned $75,000 for owner-trainer Mike Doyle. It was her first start with blinkers.

“She ran second to [Dream It Is] first-time out,” Moran recalled. “Personally, I think she could have won that day. When she went to go by, she started laying in on horses. So today, I tried to swing her out a little bit, and she even [tried to get in] for a couple of strides. She’s only learning. She’s improving with every race. I think there’s better from her to come.”