Yesterday and today: June 21 racing highlights

by | Jun 21, 2016 | Breaking, DE Racing, Delaware, PA Racing, Pennsylvania, Racing, Regionwide

A.P. Indian, here winning the 2015 Donald LeVine Memorial at Parx Racing, repeated on Saturday.  Photo By Barb Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO

From Staff Reports

YESTERDAY’S NEWS: WELL-BRED SEA VIEW MILLIE BREAKS THROUGH

 

Sea View Millie is bred to be a runner.  And yesterday’s result suggests she might become one.

But she still has a ways to go to catch up with her more decorated siblings.

Sea View Millie, a daughter of Proud Citizen-Pocho’s Dream Girl, by Fortunate Prospect, took a six-furlong maiden special weight contest yesterday at Delaware Park.  Bred in Kentucky and owned by Brereton Jones, Sea View Millie now has a win and a second from two starts.

Yesterday, the Larry Jones trainee enjoyed an ideal trip under Gabriel Saez.  She took the rail spot around the bend, a length or two behind the lead pair through a quarter mile in 22.26 seconds and a half in 45.99.  She tipped out for running room entering the lane and wore down her rivals to win by nearly three lengths in a solid 1:12.69.  Candy Sioux was second, and early leader Zofia’s Prayer held third.

Sea View Millie is a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Mark Valeski, whose 10-race career earned him over $650,000 and wins in the Grade 2 Peter Pan at Belmont and the Grade 3 Mineshaft at the Fair Grounds.  She is also a half-sister to Albano, winner of the 2014 running of the Grade 3 Pegasus and earner of $707,600 to date.

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BY THE NUMBERS

  • HANDLE: 
    • Delaware Park: $1,282,125
    • Parx Racing: $1,741,085
  • CLAIMS:
    • Delaware Park: 2
    • Parx Racing: 4
  • MULTIPLE WINNERS
    • JOCKEYS
      • Diego Gomez, 2 wins at Delaware Park
      • Carol Cedeno, 2 wins at Delaware Park
      • Mychel Sanchez, 2 wins at Parx
      • Frankie Pennington, 2 wins at Parx
    • TRAINERS
      • Mario Serey, Jr., 2 wins at Parx

LOOK AHEAD: TODAY’S RACING

  • Tracks in action today: Parx Racing
  • Helm (2-1) is the morning line favorite for today’s Parx feature, a $52,000 allowance going one mile 70 yards on the grass.  It’s race eight on the 10-race program.  The Jamie Ness trainee has been running in a bit of tough luck: missed by a nose back in April, ran into the very good Phlash Phelps when fourth two back, and showed despite what the chart called “traffic woes” last time.  Trevor McCarthy will ride.  Another interesting presence here is that of Kingslayer (9-2), making his turf debut.  The Ghostzapper colt, trained by John Servis (31 percent at Parx), most recently was nowhere in the Sir Barton on Preakness day at Pimlico; that race, won by the promising American Freedom, has produced next-out winners Donegal Moon, who won the G3 Pegasus, and Pimlico allowance winner Voluntario.
  • Extrasexyhippzster (10-1) was good enough as a youngster to win two stakes, including the Miracle Wood at Laurel Park.  The now-five-year-old Stroll horse made his way down the ladder, though, and has been claimed twice in his last three starts, both times at the $10,000 level.  He’s now in Butch Reid’s barn, and Reid has him in today’s ninth at Parx, a second-level allowance for PA-breds, as part of an entry.  The second- and third-place finishers from the Lyman Stakes earlier this month — He’s Got Talent (5-2) and Bump Start (6-1), the former as the favorite — both are here. That race has produced a next out winner, as A Fleet Attitude, sixth that day and never really a factor, won a Parx allowance yesterday.