Charles Fipke’s homebred Danish Dynaformer earned his first graded victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes, prevailing after a lengthy stretch drive to win by about a length. The 4-year-old son of Dynaformer covered 12 furlongs under Patrick Husbands in 2:28.78 over Woodbine’s firm turf course for trainer Roger Attfield.
Out of the gate and up the hill, Money Talker gained the early lead, drawing away comfortably by two lengths from Hardest Core in second to lead through fractions of :26.79, :51.40, and 1:15.79. Then it was nearly six lengths back to Mr Grumpy, with Danish Dynaformer guided to that one’s outside by Husbands, allowing the colt to relax. The field remained largely unchanged for the early part of the race, with Money Talker leading well into the final turn. Making that turn, Hardest Core closed the gap from second to just a half-length, and Danish Dynaformer moved into third to challenge while three-wide.
At the head of the lane, Money Talker, Hardest Core and Danish Dynaformer stretched three-wide across the track, and the race appeared wide open. Danish Dynafomer and Husbands continued to work away at the leaders down the length of the stretch, grinding away to a one-length victory at the wire. Hardest Core had to settle for second, while Aldous Snow and Generous Kitten finished third and fourth, respectively. There was an inquiry into some bumping down the lane between Aldous Snow and Generous Kitten, but the stewards disallowed the jockeys’ claim of foul.
Bred in Ontario, Danish Dynaformer is out of a daughter of Danehill. He was second to Shaman Ghost in last year’s Queen’s Plate, after winning the Plate Trial. The Singspiel is his fifth lifetime victory from 14 starts, bringing his total career earnings up to nearly $ 650,000.
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