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Yawm Estoora powers home in Moonbeam Handicap

Yawm Estoora made a strong statement in her bid to be named the state’s top older female with a 4 1/4 length victory in Saturday’s $20,000 Moonbeam Handicap at Pinnacle Race Course.

The six-year-old Dayjur mare tracked Silent Sunset from second in the opening furlongs. She overtook that rival on the backstretch and held off She Could Be Good and Wave Pool heading into the final turn. Yawm Estoora began to separate from her foes in the turn and held a two length advantage at the top of the stretch. The lead continued to grow as the wire drew closer under steady right hand whipping by Angel Stanley. Yawm Estoora stopped the clock in the one mile race in 1:42.37 over a sloppy surface.

Irish Date took a wide trip coming out of the final turn to finish second by a neck over Wave Pool. Early pacesetter Silent Sunset faded to last.

Yawm Estoora’s rider, Angel Stanley, extended his stakes streak at Pinnacle to three straight wins. Stanley has proven effective in the big spots this year, having won four of the six stakes races at Pinnacle during the 2009 meet, including wins in the Ann Arbor Stakes (aboard Hakuna Matata), Dowling Stakes (Meadow Wise) and Larkspur Handicap (Yawm Estoora).

Yawm Estoora was saddled by trainer Ronald Inman. She was homebred in Michigan by Twin Cedars Farm. The victory in the Moonbeam increased Yawm Estoora’s career record to six wins from 17 starts with lifetime earnings of $83,612.

For an Equibase chart of the race click here.

3 – Yawm Estoora (Angel Stanley) 6.80 / 3.00
1A – Irish Date (Godofredo Laurente) 2.40
5 – Wave Pool (Federico Mata)

One Mile
Time: 1:42.37

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Yawm Estoora pulls the upset in Larkspur Handicap

On paper, Saturday’s $50,000 Larkspur Handicap at Pinnacle Race Course looked like a homecoming romp for 2008 Michigan Thoroughbred of the Year Valley Loot.

Apparently, Yawm Estoora did not get that memo.

The six-year-old Dayjur mare battled for the lead on the rail before riding tactics by jockey Angel Stanley helped Yawm Estoora chip away at pacesetter Dublin Dutchess’ lead and eventually put a nose in front to win the six furlong race in 1:12.97 on a fast surface.

Dublin Dutchess took early command of the race and was quickly pressured on the lead by Yawm Estoora on the rail. Dublin Dutchess steadily began to separate from her rival heading into the turn and had a full length’s advantage at the top of the stretch. Early in the stretch drive, Angel Stanley took Yawm Estoora off the rail, angling to the outside of Dublin Dutchess. The two battled to the wire as Dublin Dutchess’ lead slowly vanished and Yawm Estoora got the good side of a head bob finish to win the Larkspur at odds of 11.30-to-one.

One-to-two post-time favorite Valley Loot suffered from a wide trip  in the early goings and finished an even-running third, a half-length ahead of rapidly closing stablemate Wave Pool.

Homebred by Twin Cedars Farm, Yawm Estoora earned her first career stakes win in the Larkspur, increasing her earnings on the year to $39,690. She is trained by Ronald Inman.

For a chart of the race, click here.

1 Yawm Estoora (Angel Stanley) 24.60 / 10.40 / 6.60
6 Dublin Dutchess (Augusto Marin) 21.60 / 7.80
9 Valley Loot (Federico Mata) 2.40

Six Furlongs
Time: 1:12.97 

Sorry gang, it seems I don’t have any photos of Yawm Estoora in my collection. I couldn’t make it to the track on Saturday, so you’ll just have to use your imagination on this one.

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