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Barefoot Lady was ridden by David Moran

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Barefoot Lady bags Grade 2 prize for Fahey

Report: Canada, Sunday

Woodbine: Canadian Stakes (Grade 2) 1m1f, turf, 3yo+ f/m

BAREFOOT LADY (Richard Fahey/David Moran) struck an early blow for Britain on the Woodbine Mile card when pulling away to take the $310,000 Canadian Stakes on Sunday night.

Jamie Spencer, later successful on Wigmore Hall in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer, had to give up the ride on the four-year-old when he could not make the weight of 8st 1lb.

Toronto-based Irishman David Moran took over and he stalked the pace in third on 7-1 chance Barefoot Lady before taking over in mid-stretch and going on to score by a length and a half over All Star Heart.

"I had a great trip," said Moran. "I just moved her out and it was all over from there.  She finished strong to the wire and she had it in the bag."

Barefoot Lady, who won last year's Nell Gwyn Stakes, is a four-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand. She is likely to return to Woodbine for the Grade 1 EP Taylor Stakes on October 14.

>>Emma-Jayne Wilson, who took part in this year's Shergar Cup, rode the 1,000th winner of her career when she scored on D'wildcat Gold in Sunday's first race at Woodbine.

Wilson, 31, won the 2005 Eclipse Award as North America's top apprentice. In 2007, she landed the Queen's Plate, Canada's foremost Classic, on Mike Fox.




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