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GIO PONTI STRIKES AT WOODBINE

on 07/31/2015 5:50 PM

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Most Inspiring won race 5, a $55,900 maiden special weight at Woodbine earlier today giving triple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti his first winner in North America. The juvenile filly is owned by Derek Chin, trained by Danny Vella and was ridden to a 3 ¼ length victory by Luis Contreras. The grey or roan filly is out of Chemise and was bred by Corner Farm and John Behrendt. Congratulations to all from Castleton Lyons Farm, home to Gio Ponti.

Click below for a replay of her impressive debut; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY6SQFnXHw4

Daily Racing Form chart comment – "MOST INSPIRING led briefly then stalked the new leader, cut to the rail upper stretch, bid midstretch and drew clear and finished under a hand ride”

Brisnet.com – "Most Inspiring dominated the fifth race at Woodbine……Most Inspiring was full of run behind the leader entering the stretch, and jockey Luis Contreras altered course for clear sailing on the fence. Punching through decisively despite still appearing a tad green, Most Inspiring drew off by 3 1/4 lengths.”

Kellie Reilly of Brisnet.com continued on the Twinspires blog – "might we see her in the September 12 Natalma (G2), a Win and You’re In for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) ?”

TDN – "she punched through an opening on the inside in midstretch and pulled clear to a convincing 3 ¼ length victory”

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