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Song of Norway an Easy Debut Winner at Ellis

via Thoroughbred Daily News

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

5th-Ellis, $67,900, Msw, 8-1, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 1:03.77, fm, 4 1/4 lengths.

SONG OF NORWAY (f, 2, Flatter–Cougarstown {SW, $101,723}, by Speightstown) was installed the 2-1 favorite, her position only strengthened by the late scratch of the well-meant Pinotslilgirl (Jimmy Creed). Jumping to the front in a blink of an eye from her high draw, the Wesley Ward trainee led 3-1 chance Saltwater Taffy (Twirling Candy) and Midnight Angel (West Coast) through an initial quarter in :22.12. Rolling through the a half in :45.79, the blinkered filly opened up in the stretch, crossing the wire an uncontested 4 1/4-length winner over Saltwater Taffy, who outstayed 5-2 second choice Candy Landy (Candy Ride {Arg}). Following the race, the stewards had to take a look as Satona (Constitution), who broke awkwardly to the outside, was forced to check hard as she ran up on the heels of Candy Landy early. Following some deliberation, the result was allowed to stand. A half to Treason (Constitution), GSW, $196,277 and Elevenses (More Than Ready), SW & GSP, $146,365, the winner also has a weanling sister by Not This Time. Sales history: $130,000 Ylg '22 FTKJUL. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $40,600. Click for the chart.

O-CJ Thoroughbreds; B-Ramspring Farm (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.


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