Thursday, October 04 2012

Micromanage tops Dover Stakes

Wilmington, Del., October 4, 2012 —Repole Stable’s Micromanage, an impressive winner in his recent career debut at Saratoga, tops the $75,000 Dover Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-70-yard event for 2-year-olds has attracted a field of ten. Four colts who have placed in the Dover Stakes have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby the following year. Count Turf won the Dover in 1950; Carry Back finished second in 1960; Foolish Pleasure won in 1974 and Spectacular Bid finished second in 1978.

In his only career outing, Micromanage posted a 5-length triumph in a seven-furlong maiden at Saratoga on September 1. The Kentucky-bred son of Medaglia d’Oro conditioned by Todd Pletcher is a half brother to the multiple graded winning filly Indescriable, who won the Doubledogdare Stakes at Keeneland in 2009, and Elaflaak, who won a 2-year-old stake in England in 1999.

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