Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wicked Mizz impressive with Go For Wand Stakes victory

Wilmington, Del., June 9, 2012 — Green Lantern Stable’s Wicked Mizz notched her first career stake victory with an impressive victory in the $75,000 Go For Wand Stakes at Delaware Park today. The Go For Wand is the prep for the $400,000 Grade II Delaware Oaks to be run on July 14.

With Jeremy Rose aboard, Wicked Mizz posted a 2 1/4-length win and returned $16.40. The 3-year-old daughter of Mizzen Mast covered the mile and seventy yards in 1:42.32 over a fast main track. Ageless, with Luis Garcia, finished second and it was another 1 ¾ lengths farther back to And Why Not, with Joseph Rocco, Jr., in third. The 3-to-1 favorite in the field of nine, Lady Cohiba with Daniel Centeno, finished seventh.

Last year, Wicked Mizz made one start and finished third in a maiden Saratoga. In her first start this year, the Florida-bred conditioned by Delaware Park regular Anthony Dutrow broke her maiden by a half length at Parx on February 20. She followed by running second beaten a nose in the $75,000 Limit Stakes at Aqueduct on March 14. She has a career record of two wins from four starts with earnings of $92,000.

Last year, both trainer Anthony Dutrow and jockey Jeremy Rose won the Go For Wand Stakes with All for Thee. All for Thee followed by running third in the Delaware Oaks against St. John’s River.

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