11/15/2008 12:00AM

Jeux De Danse wins for Wolfson


Trainer Marty Wolfson has been winning races at nearly a 50 percent clip over the past several months. So it shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise when Wolfson went 1 for 2 in Saturday's $50,000 Copano Stakes at Calder, winning the race with Jeux De Danse and finishing fourth with the uncoupled Stormin Mon.

Jeux De Danse, a 5-year-old daughter of Grand Slam, was claimed for $50,000 at Belmont Park on Sept. 19 by the Farnsworth Farm and sent to Wolfson following a third-place finish at Belmont three weeks later. She has since been perfect in two local appearances, winning a third-level optional claiming race prior to becoming a stakes winner with her two-length victory over Cozzi Capital in the 7 1/2-furlong Copano.

With jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan aboard, Jeux De Danse rated off a hotly contested early pace, surged four wide around the second turn to wrest control nearing the stretch, drew off to a commanding advantage, and was not threatened thereafter. Cozzi Capital rallied mildly near the inside to best Silver Envoy by one length for second. Stormin Mon dropped far back during the early stages of the Copano and could not menace the leaders with a belated rally.

The Copano scratched down from 14 to nine starters earlier in the day.

Jeux De Danse covered the distance in 1:28.69 over a good turf course and paid $10.