Second Race – Pu Dew is meeting a formidable and fast foe in World Gone Wrong, but she is coming off a sharp victory and likes the Delaware dirt.
Fifth Race – Ready to Sing hails from the barn of Michael Stidham and Rosie Napravnik gets the call. Her three career outings have been solid and she lands in spot where she will be able to go gate to wire.
Sixth Race – Cristiano was awesome while in Peru and in his only North American race he met some tough competition in Grade III Skip Away. It will not take long for Michael Matz trainee to get his first score on this continent. Maybe today is the day.
Seventh Race – Justa Streak encountered traffic problems in most recent and the Brad Cox barn has been sizzling the first couple weeks of meet.
Ninth Race – Bon Marie is seeking his eighth consecutive victory dating back to June 24 at Delaware Park.
by Jeff Zarge
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Dogwood Stable’s Firepole tops the $50,000 Par Four Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The four and a half furlong event has attracted a field of eight 2-year-olds.
In his only career start; Firepole posted half length triumph in a four and a half furlong Keeneland maiden on April 8. Jeremy Rose gets the call on the New York-bred son of Hook and Ladder trained by George Weaver.
Carl Moore Management’s Speed Demon rates as the second choice at 5-to-2 on the morning-line odds. The Kentucky-bred son of Bluegrass Cat has made two career starts. On April 2, the W. Bret Calhoun trainee ran third beaten 1 ¾-lengths in four and a half furlong maiden at Keeneland. He followed by breaking his maiden with a 4-length triumph in a four and a half furlong event at Churchill Downs.
John Salzman Jr., Danny Divver, and George Greenwalt’s, a recent maiden winner at Pimlico in his second career start is a half brother to the graded stakes winner Danthebluegrassman.
Third Race - Shine My Shoes is four-for-five in-the-money at Delaware Park.
Seventh Race – Diosa Indian was an impressive maiden winner at Delaware Park in her most recent outing.
Ninth Race - Firepole was impressive in career debut in most recent and second-place in that race followed with victory.
As part of Delaware Park’s ongoing commitment to enhance its horse racing fans’ experience, free live streaming video and race replays of Delaware Park’s 73rd live Thoroughbred racing season are now available at www.delawarepark.com and directly accessible via the following link: http://www.delawarepark.com/race_day_audio.php .
www.RaceReplays.com, powered by Post Time Technologies, is responsible for providing the technology for the latest Delaware Park website addition. This partnership will allow live streaming video to be available through November 6th, the end of Delaware Park’s current live racing meet. Archived video replays will be posted after each race and will be available for access during the course of the season, as well. Scheduled for June, an IPhone Replays application will also be available.
“We intend to showcase Delaware Park’s fine racing on as many platforms as possible,” said Senior Vice-President Michael Vild. “We understand that we must not only stay competitive within the racing industry, but also must take advantage of technological innovation to make our racing product more available to the public. The incorporation of live streaming videos and race replays on our website will allow our fans and horsemen to enjoy the Delaware Park experience from anywhere in the world.”
Access to the live streaming and race replay services is free, but viewers are required to create an account and sign-in to access the services. Delaware Park’s premier races including the $250,000 Grade II Delaware Oaks to be run on July 10th and the Grade II $750,000 Delaware Handicap to be run on July 17th will be available on the website.
by Jeff Zarge
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Wesley Ward and Ice Wine Stable’s Final Mesa posted her first career stake victory in the $51,050 Polly Drummond Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With Jose Valdivia Jr. aboard, the 2-yea-old daughter of Sky Mesa won by ¾-lengths and returned $4.20 as the favorite in the field of eight. Gave Away Power, with Israel Ocampo, finished second 1 1/4-lengths in front of Mis Vizcaya, with Joseph Rocco Jr., in third. The even-money second-choice Twelve Pack Shelly, with Harry Vega, went to her knees at the break and never recovered finishing sixth.
Final Mesa cut early fractions of :22.17 for a quarter and :46.02 for a half before completing the four and a half furlongs in :52.54 over a fast main track. The New York-bred trained by Wesley Ward raised her career mark to two victories from as many starts with earnings of $55,500. In her career debut, she notched a 7 ½-length triumph in a four and a half furlong maiden special at Keeneland on April 16.
Sixth Race – Clarinet was unruly and five wide in her debut race over the Laurel turf. She is by Giant’s Causeway out of an Unbridled mare and she is conditioned by top trainer H. Graham Motion and Jeremy Rose has the riding assignment. I expect the Kentucky-bred should move forward from her career debut and be a formidable foe in this event.
In her career debut, Divination was wide and made an impressive closing move on the Fair Grounds turf. The 3-year-old daughter of Aldebaran is being sent out by the very capable Ronny Werner barn and Shane Sellers gets the call.
Seventh Race – Newfy drops monetarily and off the claim for the 2009 Delaware leading trainer Cody Autrey. The 7-year-old has not raced at Delaware in some time, but the he owns a record of five wins and two thirds from 11 starts over the track.
Wesley Ward and Ice Wine Stable’s Final Mesa tops the $50,000 Polly Drummond Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The four and a half furlong event has attracted a field of eight 2-year-old fillies.
In her only career start, Final Mesa posted a 7 ½-length triumph in a four and a half furlong Keeneland maiden on April 16. The New York-bred daughter of Sky Mesa followed with a three furlong breeze in 35.40 over the synthetic course at Keeneland on May 10. Jose Valdivia Jr. gets the call on the Wesley Ward trainee.
John Salzman Jr., Danny Divver and George Greenwalt’s Twelve Pack Shelly rates as the second choice at 5-to-2 on the morning-line odds. The Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Deputy Storm has made two career starts. On April 8, the John Salzman Sr. trainee broke her maiden by 10 ¾-lengths in a four and a half furlong maiden at Laurel Park. She followed by finishing third beaten 1 ¾-lengths in the five furlong $100,000 Grade III Kentucky Juvenile Stakes at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks Day April 30.
A locally-based first-time starter from the Randy Nunley barn, which is a perennial top ten outfit at Delaware Park, is an intriguing entry. Thomas Porter’s Loaded Lady is a half-sister to stakes winner Umpateedle who won the Grade III Endine Handicap and the Light Hearted Handicap both at Delaware Park in 2005. She also won the Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park during her 6-year-old campaign. The dam, Missy McKee, has produced six horses that have run at Delaware Park from 2001 through 2009. They have a combined record of 12 wins, 11 seconds, and eight thirds from 64 starts with earnings of $569,732 in Stanton. Loaded Lady is a Florida-bred daughter of Milwaukee Brew. She will be ridden Rosemary Homeister Jr.
“This race came up extremely tough,” said wife and assistant trainer Tracy Nunley. “I never would have thought that both (John) Salzman and (Wesley) Ward would have entered horses. Loaded Lady is when of our better 2-year-olds so we are giving her a shot in the stake and I think she will run well, but this a tough spot. I also claimed Missy McKee at Delaware Park awhile ago. When I claimed her, she had a knee injury and I had to retire her so we started breeding her and she has really produced some useful runners especially here at Delaware Park.”
Fifth Race – Shaggy Chic is a first-timer starter conditioned by Michael Trombetta with Joe Bravo scheduled to ride. The daughter of Leroidesanimaux is a half sister to graded stakes winner Raw Gold. Ask Me When sports solid connections in trainer Anthony Dutrow and jockey Rosie Napravnik.
Sixth Race – Amazing Anna takes a slight drop monetarily and stretches out to seven and a half furlongs after having an excuse in last over the Gulfstream Park lawn.
Eighth Race – Going to take a stab in a tough turf heat with Watz His Name. The 6-year-old son of Skip Away is stepping in against Allowance Company after posting a victory on the Fair Grounds turf. But what I really like is his record at Delaware Park with three wins and three seconds from seven starts on the sod in Stanton. Plus the Kentucky-bred trained by Michael Stidham owns a career turf record of five wins and a second from ten outings.