First North American Winner for Slipper Winner Vancouver

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Vancouver | Shandon Cundiff

Vancouver (Aus) (Medaglia d'Oro) was represented by his first North American winner at Thistledown Tuesday afternoon.

Nicky Two Shoes, off at odds of 5-2 to debut a winner, chased early in third, hit the gas with a rail run on the far turn, took over as they hit the quarter pole, and after enjoying a clear lead from there, held on by a half-length over the unlucky favorite Latin Spice (Buffum), who was bumped hard by a rival and nearly went down in the stretch.

The winner's dam had a colt by Shanghai Bobby in 2019 and a filly by Midnight Lute this year.

The 2015 G1 Golden Slipper S. and 'TDN Rising Star' Vancouver reverse shuttled from Coolmore Australia to the farm's Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky, for the 2017 breeding season.

6th-Thistledown, $21,000, Msw, 6-23, 2yo, 5f, 1:00.46, my.
NICKY TWO SHOES (c, 2, Vancouver {Aus}–Wendy Wow, by Invasor {Arg}) Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $12,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O/B-Southern Comfort Farm (KY); T-William D. Cowans.

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