Moira (Ghostzapper), who had no luck on her side in 2023, was finally able to regain victory, no matter how, as she did so overwhelmingly in the one-mile Canadian Stakes G2T ($200,000). was held and an eighth on the lawn of Woodbine’s EP Taylor track.
Miss Dracarys (Malibu Moon), who had just defeated Moira in the Dance Smartly G2, took the lead in this group of 6 horses, followed by Fev Rover (Gutaifan (IRE)), who was trying to win this race for the second year in a row . In third place was Skims (Frankel (GB)) and Moira remained in fourth place but very well placed and relatively close to the front.
The positions remained intact for most of the journey, but as they approached the final stretch, both Fev Rover and Skims put pressure on Miss Dracarys, while Moira made her move to the fourth row, standing quite comfortably and completely in her hands under the command of their driver Rafael Hernandez, who was basically a passenger, and from that moment it was clear that it would be very difficult to defeat them.
Already on the home straight, Moira took the lead and pulled away, and the only question was who would come second? Because Moira left no doubt that she is back to her best. In the end, the current “Horse of the Year” from Canada won confidently with a lead of six and a half lengths and a time of 1:46.04 for the mile and an eighth.
Second place went to Skims in a close final, followed by Atomic Blonde (The Great Gatsby (IRE)) and the superfecta was completed by Fev Rover.
Moira had just finished second in three consecutive races, competitions in which she had excuses, but this time she had everything in her favor and so she became her first photo of 2023 and her fifth in eleven presentations for his pride awarded to trainer Kevin Attard and his X-Men Racing LLC owners Madaket Stables LLC and SF Racing LLC. The dividend for the winner was $7.90, and now Moira’s earnings reached $1,168,147.