Mor Spirit Sires First Winner At Woodbine

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Mor Spirit | Sarah Andrew

VELOCITOR, a homebred for Ontario's Al & Bill Ulwelling, debuted second after a troubled trip nearly one month ago at Woodbine and returned in a similar spot over five furlongs Thursday as the 8-5 co-choice to give freshman sire Mor Spirit (by Eskendereya) his first winner. Sharp from the gate, he dueled outside of Confusing (More Than Ready) as the pair came away nearly four lengths ahead of the rest of the field. Still separated by just a head around the far turn, Velocitor finally wore down and got the best of his rival as they straightened for home. He made it a one-horse race from there, drawing off uncontested to win by 7 1/2 lengths.

Out of a half-sister to GSW Shakopee Town (Jersey Town), Velocitor has a yearling full-sister in the pipeline.

Mor Spirit, winner of the GI Los Alamitos Futurity at two and the Mohegan Sun Metropolitan H. at four, stands for $5,000 at Spendthrift Farm.

2nd-Woodbine, C$101,430, Msw, 6-30, 2yo, 5f (AWT), :58.55, ft, 7 1/2 lengths.
VELOCITOR (c, 2, Mor Spirit–Polar Plunge {MSW, $287,174}, by Successful Appeal) Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $64,110. O-Ulwelling, Al and Bill; B-Al Ulwelling & Bill Ulwelling (ON); T-Kevin Attard. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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