Monday, July 14, 2008
Hystericalady victorious in Delaware Handicap
Hystericalady won the 71st renewal of the $1million Grade II Delaware Handicap today. With Garrett Gomez in the irons, the 5-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor won by 4-lengths and covered the mile and a quarter in 2:02.37. Lemon Drop Mom, with Jose Caraballo, ran second and it was another ¾-lengths farther back to the 2-to-1 favorite Unbridled Belle with Ramon Dominguez. Hystericalady returned $7.00 as the third choice in the field of eight. The Kentucky-bred raised her career record to ten wins from 20 starts with earnings of $2,110,556.
Magical Forest scores upset in Barbaro Stakes
Paraneck Stable's Magical Forest scored the upset victory in the $300,000 Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park today. With Jorge Chavez aboard, the 3-year-old son of Cherokee Run won by a half length over the 6-to-5 favorite, Cherokee Artist with Garrett Gomez. Ready Set, with Edgar Prado, finished third. Magical Forest returned $33.60 as the longest shot in the field of five. The Kentucky-bred trained by Joseph Demola ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.02 over a fast main track. His career record is now four wins from 13 starts with earnings $315,599.
Wheels Up at Noon upsets Caesar Rodney Stakes
Eldon Farm's Wheels Up at Noon scored an upset victory in the $200,000 Caesar Rodney Stakes at Delaware Park today. Ridden by Javier Castellano, the 4-year-old daughter of Outflanker returned $24.60 after notching a 2 ¼-length score. The 7-to-5 favorite in the field of eight, Silver Tree with Edgar Prado aboard ran second a length ahead of Ruff and Ready with Garrett Gomez. Wheels Up at Noon covered the mile and a sixteenth over a firm turf course in 1:49.43. The Florida-bred trained by Paul Douglas Fout raised his career record to six wins from 16 starts with earnings of $257,020
Smart and Fancy scores Light Hearted Stakes victory
Park Avenue Racing Stable's Smart and Fancy won the $100,000 Light Hearted Stakes at Delaware Park today. Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, the 5-year-old daughter of Not for Love won by a neck over Weeks with Edgar Prado aboard. It was another length farther back to Akronism, with Pablo Morales, in third. Smart and Fancy returned $3.20 as the favorite in the field of six. The Maryland-bred trained by Anthony Dutrow covered the five furlongs on firm turf course in :56.37. She raised her career record to 12 wins from 20 starts with earnings of $663,443.
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