Inspector Lynley seeks breakthrough win in G3 Kent

by | Jul 13, 2016 | Breaking, DE Racing, Delaware, Racing

From a Delaware Park release

Stuart Janney and Phipps Stable’s Inspector Lynley tops the Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile and an eighth turf affair for 3-year-olds has attracted a field of eight.

The Kentucky-bred trained by Claude McGaughey III has a career record of a win and three seconds from seven starts with earnings of $74,884 and has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite. In his most recent outing, Inspector Lynley finished second beaten a length in a one mile turf allowance at Belmont Park on June 3. He achieved his career-best result on April 8, when he finished third in the mile and a sixteenth Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland.

Joel Rosario will ride Inspector Lynley, and the duo will break from post number two.

Brereton Jones’ locally-based He’ll Pay (10-1) will defend the home field. In his most recent, the son of Haynesfield finished fourth after a troubled trip, in the mile and a sixteenth $50,000 Stanton Stakes at Delaware Park on June 22. Previously, the Kentucky-bred trained by J. Larry Jones finished fifth in the James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico May 21. On April 2, he won the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park on April 2. He has a career record of two wins, a second and third from ten starts with earnings of $102,749.

“He is doing good,” said trainer J. Larry Jones. “We may have not the best trip in the Stanton; he was parked behind horses for a long time, so he never really got a shot to make his best run. We are just hoping we can avoid that situation in the Kent.”

The field also includes Converge (4-1) for trainer Chad Brown, winner of the Grade 3 Palm Beach at Gulfstream Park earlier this year, and Mike Maker trainee Keystoneforvictory (6-1), winner of the Forty Niner Stakes at Gulfstream last out.