Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Menacing tops Kelso Stakes
Robert S. Evans' Menacing tops the $100,000 Kelso Stakes to be run at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile and a half main track marathon for 3-year-olds and upward has attracted a field of seven.
The last four starts for Menacing have been at Delaware Park. In his most recent, the Kentucky-bred trained by Tim Ritchey ran fourth in the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 RRM Carpenter Jr. Memorial at Delaware Park on July 12. Previously, the 5-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid ran third beaten 4 ½-lengths to Honest Man (recent winner of the Grade III Philip H. Iselin at Monmouth) in a mile and a sixteenth allowance. On May 10, he finished fourth in the mile and a sixteenth $75,000 Brandywine Stakes. In his only other outing at Delaware Park this year, he ran second in a mile and a seventy yard allowance on April 20. His Delaware Park career record is three wins, two seconds and a third from nine starts. His lifetime record is four wins, three seconds and a third from 17 starts with earnings of $170,960.
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