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Ve­lazquez said. “

“Johnny did a beau­ti­ful job,” owner Char­lotte We­ber said. “The horse seemed to be happy where he was and he just stayed there and took the race away.”

The win was the se­cond con­sec­u­tive score in the Wood­bine Mile for trainer Mark Casse, who brought Tepin north last year. Casse was in Ken­tucky, where year­ling sales are cur­rently tak­ing place.

“I’m at cen­tral con­trol at Keeneland,” Casse said by phone. “We had horses run­ning ev­ery­where but at the last mo­ment, I de­cided not to come.”

World Ap­proval, a sixyear-old son of North­ern Afleet, had been to Wood­bine be­fore, fin­ish­ing third in last year’s North­ern Dancer Turf be­fore ending eighth in the Canadian In­ter­na­tional. This year, he won a stake at

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