Thursday, May 17, 2012
Win Willy looks to return to winning form in the Joseph French Memorial Overnight Stakes
Wilmington, Del., May 16, 2012 — Jer-Mar Stable’s Win Willy will look to return to his winning form when he faces six rivals in the mile-and-a-sixteenth $50,000 Joseph French Memorial Overnight Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday.
It was a little more than a year ago when the 6-year-old son of Monarchos visited the winner’s circle. On April 11, 2011, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by McLean Robertson posted a one-length score in the in the mile-and-an-eighth $350,000 Grade II Oaklawn Handicap. Since then, he has raced twice in losing efforts at Oaklawn Park. On March 10, he ran sixth in the Grade III Razorback Handicap, and on April 14 he ran seventh in the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap. He has a career record of seven wins, four seconds and two thirds from 20 starts with earnings of $827,127.
Win Willy sports a Delaware Park record of a win and a second from two outings. In 2010, he won the $125,000 Brandywine Stakes and ran second in the $50,000 Grover Delp Memorial Stakes.
Another horse for course to watch is Tech Fall. The 4-year-old son of Birdstone is two for two at Delaware Park. In 2010, the Kentucky-bred trained by Anthony Dutrow broke his maiden in his career debut going, a mile and 70 yards. Last year, he won a mile-and-70-yard allowance. In his most recent effort, he finished third in the mile-and-an-eighth $75,000 Action Stakes at Aqueduct on April 15. He has a career record of three wins, two seconds and a third from seven starts with earnings of $123,400.
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