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Thursday, June 07, 2012


Captivating Lass tops Go For Wand Stakes


Wilmington, Del., June 7, 2012 — Darley Stable’s Captivating Lass tops a field of nine in the one-mile-and-70-yard $75,000 Go For Wand Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The Go For Wand, named after the 1989 2-year-old filly and 1990 3-year-old filly champion locally owned by Christiana Stables, is the local prep for the mile-and-a-sixteenth $400,000 Grade II Delaware Oaks to be run on July 14.

In her most recent, Captivating Lass finished sixth in the Grade II Gulfstream Park Oaks on March 31. Previously, the daughter of A.P. Indy ran third in the Grade II Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park on February 25. In her only other outing this year, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Kiaran McLaughlin won the $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct on January 7. She sports a career record of two wins and a third from five starts, with earnings of $132,600.


The second choice Helen Groves’ And Why Not. In her last, she finished ninth after being steadied and bumped in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 4. In her only other outing this year, the daughter of Street Cry finished unplaced in the Grade II Gulfstream Park Oaks on March 31. Last year, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Michael Matz had a record of a win, a second and a third from four starts, including a second in the Grade II Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs and a third in the Grade I Spanaway Stakes at Saratoga. She has a career record of a win, a second and a third from six starts, with earnings of $98,253.


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