Updated on 09/17/2011 2:11PM

My Vintage Port upsets favorite

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My Vintage Port captures Sunday's $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - My Vintage Port, an overdue 14-1 shot, wore down 3-5 favorite Eye of the Sphynx in the stretch to capture Sunday's $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes, the third leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara at Woodbine.

My Vintage Port, the 2003 Sovereign Award winner as champion 2-year-old filly, was winless in five starts this year heading into Wonder Where, a mile and a quarter turf event for 3-year-old fillies. She stalked the pace in third under Jono Jones, as Eye of the Sphynx set slow fractions over a course labeled good.

My Vintage Port loomed three-wide into serious contention on the far turn, and overhauled Eye of the Sphynx at the sixteenth pole, before edging away to prevail by a half-length. Sheer Enchantment rallied wide to end up another two and a quarter lengths back in third in the eight-horse field of Canadian-breds. The final time was 2:05.08 seconds.

My Vintage Port finished ninth the only other time she competed on the grass, in the April 14 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland, but she had an excellent turf work July 25, according to Jones.

"She worked great on the turf, but running a mile and a quarter is a different thing from working five-eighths," Jones said. "But, she had the class and the guts, and (trainer Ken Parsley) had her spot-on."

My Vintage Port ($30.20) earned $150,000 for co-owners Parsley and Rick Pettifer, which boosted her bankroll to $625,653.