06/09/2013 8:36PM

Hastings: Dance the Wind wins Vancouver Sun


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Dance the Wind took advantage of a hotly contested pace to win the $50,000 Vancouver Sun for fillies and mares at Hastings on Sunday. She paid $14.10 as the second choice in the wagering behind Evelyn’s Dancer, who finished last after dueling with Overvalued and P. S. Touch Down during the early stages of the 1 1/16-mile race.

Ridden by Fernando Perez, who won the last four races on the eight-race card, Dance the Wind had one horse beat while Evelyn’s Dancer was being pushed through a quick half-mile in 46.37 seconds. Dance the Wind started a five-wide move at the quarter pole and overtook Terlani in midstretch.

Terlani sat in the garden spot behind the three-horse duel and took the lead at the top of the stretch but was collared immediately by Dance the Wind, who wore her down to win by three-quarters of a length. Orchid’s Silver rallied to finish third.

The final time was 1:44.94.

Dance the Wind is trained by Carl Lausten, who also won the fifth race, a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race, with first-time starter Hopeseeker ($50.20).

“It was a good day,” Lausten said. “Winning with Dance the Wind was the icing on the cake. She has really grown into herself this year, and we have a lot of confidence in her. It’s going to be a fun summer.”

Dance the Wind is a homebred for Clive and Linda Lytle.