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Talented two-year-old filly Wonderful To Fly notched her ninth win from 16 starts when she outclassed her rivals in the 2130m Thank You Volunteers Of York Racing Inc. Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday morning.

“I decided on the way to Gloucester Park this morning that I would give her a spell after today’s race,” said trainer-reinsman Shane Young. “She will have about six weeks off and then I’ll bring her back and prepare her for the sales races for three-year-old fillies in February.

“She is a good filly; her manners are good, and she has good gate speed. Today she showed what she is capable of doing, and she did it all by herself.”

Wonderful To Fly, the $1.30 favourite, began speedily from the No. 5 barrier and dashed straight to the front. She gave her rivals very little chance by sprinting over the final quarters in 28.6sec. and 28.4sec. and she won by just over 16 metres from $6.50 chance Paul Edward, a promising colt who finished strongly from sixth the bell.

Wall Street Girl, the second fancy at $5, galloped badly at the start and was distanced.

Wonderful To Fly has earned $159,471 from her nine wins and three placings from 16 starts.