Yesterday and today: July 19 racing highlights

by | Jul 19, 2016 | Breaking, DE Racing, Delaware, PA Racing, Pennsylvania, Racing, Regionwide

Pool Winner. Photo by The Racing Biz.

From Staff Reports

YESTERDAY’S NEWS: NEWS AND NOTES

 

Delaware Park was forced to cancel the last two races of its Monday card because of what the track described as “severe weather conditions.”  Thunderstorms tore through the area, downing trees and leaving thousands without power…

Favored To the Flag won the final race before the storms came at Delaware, taking a second-level allowance under Carol Cedeno, who won two on the day.  The Marcos Zulueta trainee won by nearly two lengths in 1:11.88 for six furlongs and now has six wins from 33 starts with earnings of $218,354…

Three-year-old Miss Nancy made her career debut a winning one, running down favored Flower Valley in the late stages to win a $50,000 maiden special weight test at Parx Racing by a neck with Victor Lebron in the irons.  Trained by Brian Lynch for owner/breeder Fred Allor, Miss Nancy completed 1 mile 70 yards on good turf in 1:43.13.  It was 4 1/2 lengths from runner-up Flower Valley to show horse Six Degree…

In Parx’s other maiden special, So You Know edged favored Candy Sioux by a neck.  Frankie Pennington rode So You Know for trainer Jamie Ness and owner Maggi Moss.  So You Know was bred in Pennsylvania by Smith Farm and Stable.

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BY THE NUMBERS

  • HANDLE: 
    • Delaware Park: last 2 canceled
    • Parx Racing: $1,663,196
  • CLAIMS:
    • Delaware Park: 2
    • Parx Racing: 6
  • MULTIPLE WINNERS
    • JOCKEYS
      • Carol Cedeno, 2 wins at Delaware
      • Frankie Pennington, 2 wins at Parx
      • Mychel Sanchez, 2 wins at Parx
    • TRAINERS
      • Jamie Ness, 2 wins at Delaware
      • Patricia Farro, 2 wins at Parx

LOOK AHEAD: TODAY’S RACING

  • Tracks in action today: Parx Racing.
  • The top race at Parx today is the sixth, a $52,000 allowance five furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares.  Assuming the race stays on the grass, the morning line favorite is Truth in the Lies (5-2).  The Louis Linder trainee just missed last out against similar in her first try on the lawn, finishing second by just a nose.  Emmanuel Esquivel will ride for trainer Louis Linder.  Lemon Strudel (7-2) has never been out of the money in seven turf tries and will have Jose Flores up for trainer Suzanne Jenkins.  Lemon Strudel defeated allowance runners two back but last out was beaten in Pennsylvania-bred company.
  • The eighth at Parx is a PA-bred allowance sprint on the main track.  Pig Pen (5-2), second or third three times against similar, is favored and will have Frankie Pennington aboard for trainer Marya Montoya.  His top rivals here include veteran Red Hot Randy (3-1), a winner just three times in 35 career starts, and Tipyourwaiterwell (9-2), who’ll have Hector Caballero up.