Dark Nile scores in Our Mims

by | Jun 8, 2016 | Breaking, DE Racing, Delaware, Racing

From a Delaware Park release

WinStar Farm’s Dark Nile notched her first career stake victory in the $50,000 Our Mims Stakes at Delaware Park today.

With Joe Bravo aboard, the 3-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile posted a ¾-length and returned $16.20 as the fourth choice in the field of ten. The 9-to-5 favorite, Browse with Jose Ortiz aboard, finished second.

Dreams to Reality, with Carol Cedeno aboard, cut early fractions of :47.66 for the half mile and 1:13.01 for the three-quarters mile before finishing third 5 ½-lengths behind the winner. The final time for the mile and seventy yards over a good main track was 1:44.47.

It was Dark Nile’s third consecutive victory.  On February 14, the Pennsylvania-bred trained by Arnaud Delacour broke her maiden going a mile and forty yards at Tampa Bay Downs and on May 12, she posted 4 ¾-length score in a mile and seventy yard state-bred allowance at Penn National. Her record is now three wins from four starts with earnings of $63,980.

Trainer Arnaud Delacour will consider running her in the mile and a sixteenth $300,000 Grade III Delaware Oaks to be run on July 9.

“If she comes back well, we will consider it,” said trainer Arnaud Delacour. “We have plenty of options with her since she is a Pennsylvania-bred, but the Delaware Oaks would be a nice place to comeback because she likes the track.”