06/25/2011 5:02PM

Woodbine: Tu Endie Wei romps in debut in My Dear

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Michael Burns
After winning the My Dear aboard Tu Endie Wei, jockey Jim McAleney called her, "More than special."

ETOBICOKE, Ontario—Tu Endie Wei, a half-sister to 2010 Canadian Horse of the Year Biofuel, was an ultra-impressive winner of her career debut in the $155,900 My Dear Stakes Saturday at Woodbine.

Hope for a Win, the 5-2 favorite, set a sizzling opening quarter of 20.70 in the five-furlong dash for 2-year-old fillies before fading in the stretch.
Tu Endie Wei commenced a five-wide rally from mid-pack at the three-eighths pole, and was under a full head of steam in the stretch en route to a 4 3/4-length win in 56.93. Runfor Ro closed with an eye-catching run in the final furlong to end up second, and Samsal finished third in the 14-horse field.

Jim McAleney rode Tu Endie Wei, a daughter of Johar, who banked $90,000 for owner Brereton Jones and trainer Reade Baker.

“This filly is more than special,” said McAleney. “I came back and saw how quick she ran on the tote board, and I thought it had to be a mistake.”