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  • PTHA President’s Cup (PRX) – Swift Warrior, trainer John Terranova II, owner James Covello and James Dolan
  • Small Wonder S. –  DEL-certified (DEL) – Hop the Six, trainer Ron Potts, owner The Elkstone Group, LLC
  • First State Dash S. DEL-certified (DEL) – Debt Ceiling, trainer John Robb, owner Tim O’Donohue
  • Tax Free Shopping Distaff S. DEL-certified (DEL) – Galiana, trainer Rodolfo Romero, owner Triple R Stable
  • DTHA Governors Day S. (DEL) – Managed Account, trainer Jamie Ness, owner Midwest Thoroughbreds, bred in Pennsylvania by Brushwood Stable
  • George Rosenberger S. (DEL) — Final Escrow, trainer Arnaud Delacour, owner Waterville Lake Stable
  • New Castle S. – DEL-certified (DEL) – Diavoletto, trainer Mike Rone, owner Tiffany Raimonde

In our LookBack, we follow up on some of last week’s top stories, plus some other notes of interest…

  • Bobby Zen’s maiden foray replacing Chalky in Four on the Floor saw him hit three of six races on the Delaware Owners Day card with his top selections (here).  Two other winners, including 9-1 Galiana, were among his top choices.  Only 16.70-1 Diavoletto was not among his top four.
  • Dance to Bristol breezed five-eighths Saturday morning in 1:00 3/5, the fifth fastest of 17 at the distance.  Ted Black reports that it was the work that trainer Ollie Figgins was looking for to set her up for her next start.  Plan A, as we reported (here), is for the filly to head to New York to run in the G2 Gallant Bloom on Saturday at Belmont.  Intriguingly, Plan B is for her to take on the boys in the De Francis Dash at Laurel, to which she is also nominated.  Figgins nominated to the De Francis in case his filly was loaded with weight in the Gallant Bloom, which is a handicap event, but now that she has received just 121 pounds, it seems likely she will head north.
  • Looking ahead, this coming weekend will be a big one in the mid-Atlantic.  Parx Racing will host two $1 million races — the G1 Cotillion and the G2 Pennsylvania Derby — making the Bensalem track the only one in the country to host two million-dollar races on the same day, outside of the Breeders’ Cup.  Further south, the opening weekend of Laurel Park’s fall meet features a big day of stakes, with the $350,000 De Francis Dash the highlight of a seven-stakes day.  Finally, Charles Town will host a big night highlighted by a pair of $400,000 races, the Researcher for the boys and the Charles Town Oaks for the girls, both seven-furlong events for the sophomore set.

(Featured image by Vas.)