07/31/2011 5:43PM

Woodbine: Marketing Mix takes Wonder Where in third leg of series

Michael Burns
Marketing Mix won her first stakes in the Wonder Where.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Marketing Mix ($11.50) notched her first stakes impressively at Woodbine on Sunday in the $250,800 Wonder Where, the third leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara, a series for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.

Marketing Mix, trained by Tom Proctor for Glen Hill Farm, ran 1 1/4 miles over firm turf in 2:01.21 while scoring by four and three-quarter lengths over favored Spooky Kitten. Pacemaker Hoi An faded to third in the 10-horse field.

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It was the third win in the Wonder Where for jockey Patrick Husbands, who put Marketing Mix into an inside stalking position midway on the backstretch, before they assumed command early in the stretch.

“The word from the trainer was to get her relaxed and put her behind horses,” said Husbands. “She was relaxed throughout the whole race. She was never aggressive. When I got a break at the bottom of the lane, she gave me everything (she had).”

• Buongiorno Johnny ($21) outran stablemate Maritimer and a host of other promising 2-year-olds while earning his diploma in Sunday’s other stakes, the $150,400 Vandal.

Buongiorno Johnny tracked the leading Everyday Dave before taking control at the top of the stretch, and then held off a wide-closing Maritimer to win by a head, in a time of 1:10.27 for the six furlongs. Favored Making Amends finished three lengths back in third, and Everyday Dave faded to fourth in the nine-horse field of Ontario-breds.

Tyler Pizarro got a leg up from trainer Sid Attard on Buongiorno Johnny, who earned $90,000 for Norseman Racing Stable.

“That’s a storybook ending,” said Howie Walton, who owns the first two finishers. “They’re both good horses. Maritimer probably wants to go a little longer, and he’s bred for the grass as well.”