09/30/2012 6:12PM

Woodbine: Moonlit Beauty proves equally adept on Polytrack in Classy 'N Smart

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Michael Burns
Moonlit Beauty, ridden by Eurico Da Silva, collects her second straight stakes win in the Classy 'N Smart.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Moonlit Beauty  put away favored Reconnect early in the stretch and kept on going to land her second stakes in a row Sunday at Woodbine in the $125,000 Classy ‘N Smart.

Moonlit Beauty ($6.70)was hounded by Reconnect through moderate fractions in the 1 1/16-mile route for Ontario-sired females, en route to a 4 3/4-length score over It’s Gail. Reconnect faded to third in a field reduced to six with the scratches of Grace Phil and Kay’s Grace.

Eurico Da Silva got a leg up from trainer John LeBlanc Jr. on Moonlit Beauty, who won her last race on the grass in the Victoriana.

“She really took to the Poly today,” said LeBlanc. “I think the added wax and fiber helped her. She likes a tighter course, and that’s what seems to have happened since the addition. She’s done everything I’ve asked from her.”

Moonlit Beauty covered the distance in a quick 1:43.54, and earned $75,000 for owner/breeder William Gierkink.

Magic Broomstick ($17.60) came charging down the center of the course to notch her first stakes in Sunday’s supporting feature, the $100,600 Avowal.

The Malcolm Pierce-trained Magic Broomstick ran seven furlongs over firm turf in 1:21.99, while scoring by three lengths over Chokurei. Favored Atlantic Hurricane was a fading fifth in the nine-horse field of fillies and mares.

Anthony Azzopardi More than 1 year ago
Another lame and mystifying decision at Woodbine as the steward team once again disregards their duties to protect the bettors. Last race on Saturday and the pay offs for the pick 4 created a stir. A pick 4 starting on race 7 and ending on race 10. Nobody had the 4 correct so the stewards in their wisdom instead of declaring 3 out of four established the following pay offs. $1.00 Pick 4 ALL – 5 – 4/9 – 2 (4 correct) Pay Off $3,359.60 Pool $58, 627 Questions were asked but none were forthcoming. Why the 7 race was given preference for the ALL and what happens to the other bettors who had 3 correct in any combination? The heavy favorite ($1.55) won the 7 race, so one would be correct to assume that most bettors were alive in the 7 race. When will the Racing Commission stops this non sense and return Woodbine racing to accountability and its dignity. A final note, now that thousands has been spent on wax and polyester to refurbish the aging surface, maybe trainers would be well advised to put skates instead of horseshoes on their horses.
Pat More than 1 year ago
Awesome horse.go o show you how one can last so long when under te care of person that really cares or the animal
Steph Dal More than 1 year ago
She is amazing! I was a groom at Windfields when she was there as a two year old in training! She was one of my favorites!