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Munnyfor Ro Best In Ontario Damsel At Woodbine

Munnyfor Ro wins the Ontario Damsel Stakes at Woodbine.

In Sunday stakes action at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Munnyfor Ro, ridden by Justin Stein, took the $142,500 Ontario Damsel for three-year-old fillies, contested at 1 1/16 miles over the Tapeta.

After slow opening splits of :25.59 and :50.85, the tempo began to pick up down the lane, as 8-5 choice Munnyfor Ro, fourth and gaining steadily at the stretch call, rallied impressively to win by a length in a time of 1:45.36. Oyster Box was second and Gold for Kitten was third.

“I expected a little more pace, but I was in a good spot,” said Stein, who now has 12 stakes scores on the campaign. “She was sitting comfortably in behind the slower pace and we were in the right spot for those fractions. When I called on her, she was there.  She gave me everything.”

Owned by Raroma Stable and trained by Kevin Attard, the daughter of Munnings launched her career last October at Woodbine, finishing eighth in her debut. She broke her maiden in her fifth race, this April at Keeneland.

Now 4-2-2 from 11 starts, the chestnut, bred by Daybar, LTD., has had a banner 2021 season, highlighted by three stakes scores, including the Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser and the Wonder Where. She was fourth to Safe Conduct in the Queen's Plate.

“She's done everything we've asked and now she's going to get a deserved break and some sunshine on her back and have a chance to kind of drop her head and eat some grass in the south,” said Attard, who has eight stakes victories in 2021.

Munnyfor Ro paid $5.30 for the Ontario Damsel win.

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