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Dynamic Holiday Tries for Five-in-a-Row

Posted by Brian Appleton on July 16, 2011

When last we saw Dynamic Holiday she was easily capturing the Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr.3) at Gulfstream Park for her fourth consecutive victory and third consecutive stakes win overall. That was March 13th, now, four months later, she makes her long awaited return for trainer Graham Motion in the Grade 3, $150,000 Virginia Oaks at Colonial Downs.

Earlier in the year the Harlan’s Holiday filly won three straight stakes races on the turf, including the Florida Oaks and Tropical Park Oaks. Dynamic Holiday defeated future Grade 1 winner Her Smile in the Florida Oaks as well as Niji’s Grand Girl before her two length victory in the Herecomesthebride Stakes. She will be traveling 1 1/8 miles for the first time in the Virginia Oaks and will be looking to prove she is one of the best turf sophomore fillies in the nation.

Wyomia is an intriguing entry here as the vast majority of her running has been done on traditional dirt and synthetics, thought she did finish sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr.1) last year. The Vindication filly was a Kentucky Oaks candidate after winning the Suncoast Stakes, where she easily defeated future Black-Eyed Susan Stakes winner Royal Delta, and finishing a close second in the Ashland Stakes (gr.1). She skipped the Oaks in favor of training up to the Black-Eyed Susan and subsequently received a thorough thrashing from Royal Delta, finishing fifth. Now she gets a surface switch and enters of a bullet four furlong work, albeit a still somewhat slow move in :49.80. It would be nice to see her bounce back with a good effort but I’m not sure how much she likes the turf. [Read the complete post here on Distaff Runner at Horse Racing Nation]


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