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2YO Debut Winner AZUMA MURA Gives Sire Second Winner From Two First Crop Starters

AZUMA MURA became ALBERTUS MAXIMUS’ second starter and second debut winner from his first crop when she drew away from the field late to win at Laurel by 2 3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old filly was forced out at the break but moved over to race along the inside. Trapped behind horses from mid-turn until mid-stretch, AZUMA MURA finally was able to swing out and get clear for the run to the wire and drove past her rivals in deep stretch to get the win going 5 1/2 furlongs. Bred in Kentucky by Nossab LLC out of the Storm Cat mare Singin Up a Storm, the Hamilton Smith trainee races for Lee R. Christian.