Nine juvenile fillies are scheduled to face the starter in this afternoon’s $50,000, 5 1/2 furlong White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park, and five of them have already recorded their maiden victories.
Greg Sacco trainee Wolfie (2-1) gets the nod as the morning line favorite after scoring an easy win against maiden claiming company at Monmouth Park. The daughter of Pomeroy, who will have Nik Juarez up, has been working forwardly since that June score.
Second favorite R C’s Daisyduke (5-2) is another who will try to take her show on the road. The Steven Krebs trainee won her maiden in impressive style, cruising to a four-length win over West Virginia-breds while earning a field-best 79 Brisnet speed figure. She was bet down to favoritism that day — often a good sign — and will actually be making her first start over her home track.
Three others enter off maiden scores.
J Be K’s Sonnet (8-1), half of an entry, is the lone runner to have recorded a win over the strip, having taken a maiden special weight event by 1 1/2 lengths on June 27 for trainer Randy Allen. Carol Cedeno, who rode her to her maiden score, will do the honors once again for a filly who will receive Lasix for the first time. Ben’s Girl (4-1) narrowly defeated maiden claiming company at Laurel, while Pennsylvania-bred Bella Flor (6-1) rallied smartly to take a maiden special weight race over the Presque Isle synthetic for trainer Tim Girten.
The remainder of the field includes Ms. Scarlet Fever (12-1), a daughter of Value Plus making her career debut for trainer Joseph Arboritanza, and three runners that have started but not yet earned their diplomas. Those include Aplaingirl (8-1 and the other half of the J Be K’s Sonnet entry), who was fifth in her only career start; Sally’s News (12-1), the third of trainer Randy Allen’s entrants here, who was a well-beaten second in her only try and will receive Lasix for the first time; and Cajolery (12-1), a $130,000 daughter of Flatter who was second in her debut before finishing eighth as the favorite last out. She’ll don blinkers for the first time for trainer Mark Shuman and is the only runner here to have started more than once.
The White Clay Creek is race eight, and post time is 4:24.