Dyna Da Wyna Wins Tight Stravinsky Finish

Dyna Da Wyna Wins Tight Stravinsky Finish
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Dyna Da Wyna takes four-horse photo to finish Stravinsky romp.
Favored Dyna Da Wyna prevailed in a four-horse photo finish to win the $85,575 Stravinsky Stakes for fillies and mares at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf.

Despite being forced very wide on the turn in the 12-horse field, the 4-year-old daughter of Doc's Leader sped the distance in 1:02 3/5 for her seventh win in 11 starts on the grass.

Dyna Da Wyna finished a nose in front of second-place Boozin' Susan. Put Me In was a half length back in third and a neck in front of Speedy Sonata. Less than a length separated the first four finishers.

The winner, owned by WinStar Farm, LLC, trained by Elliott Walden and ridden by Pat Day, paid $4.40, $3 and $2.60. Boozin'Susan, who took a brief lead in deep stretch, returned $5.80 and $4 and Put Me In paid $4 to show.

"She broke sharply and settled nicely," said Day. "She made a big run around the turn. Forty yards from the wire she kicked on and she was really digging in to the finish."

(Chart, Equibase)

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