Delaware Owners Day: Stakes entries and analysis

by | Sep 10, 2016 | Breaking, DE Racing, Delaware, Handicapping, Racing

Cinco Charlie. Photo by Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club.

For info on the other three stakes on Delaware’s Owners Day, check out:

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For Delaware-bred or -certified two year-old fillies, 5 1/2 furlongs, $75,000 purse

  1. Cat Giumarello (part of entry, 8-1) — Scott Spieth/Andrew Simoff — Closed nicely for second on debut and shows two sharp works since
  2. Hailey’s Flip (3-2) — Gabriel Saez/Gary Capuano — Owner of two straight wins, including last over #3 here, and gets Gabriel Saez up
  3. Michael’s Butterfly (3-1) — Daniel Centeno/Gina Rosenthal — Cut back in distance may be a help; best puts her right there
  4. Intrepid Forest (4-1) — Carol Cedeno/Richard Vega — Proved best against low-level maiden claimers; waters deeper here
  5. Shimmering Aspen (6-1) — scratched, and #1a Fillupcohensapiker (part of entry, 8-1) scratched
  6. Sunshine Included (6-1) — Erick Rodriguez/Anthony Pecoraro — Willing try on debut against Md-bred maidens; improved effort a requirement here

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For Delaware-bred or -certified three-year-olds and up, 6 furlongs, $75,000 purse

  1. Final Prospect (5-2) — Jose Caraballo/Gary Capuano — Good effort when second last out; has talent but closer doesn’t win much, including one-for-nine at the trip
  2. Cinco Charlie (1-1) — Ricardo Santana, Jr./Steve Asmussen — Five-time stake winner towers over this crew; no starts since sixth in G3 Md. Sprint Handicap May 21 raise question of fitness, but steady string of works a plus
  3. Debt Ceiling (7-2) — Brian Pedroza/Gina Rosenthal — Finished last as the fave in this event two years ago; earned first win in a dog’s age last out, but that was against $20k claimers on turf
  4. Silver Trophy (6-1) — Carol Cedeno/Keith Nations — Making short work of his claiming conditions, for whatever that’s worth
  5. Legal Punch (10-1) — Ricardo Chiappe/Sam Cronk — Winless in eight tries on fast main track



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For Delaware-bred or -certified two-year-olds, 5 1/2 furlongs, $75,000 purse; horses listed in program order, not post position

  1. Gaetano (part of entry, 10-1) — Carol Cedeno/Tim Ice — Tough to endorse without a major form reversal
  2. Howboutthemcowboys (3-1) — Brian Pedroza/Jamie Ness — Owns a win over the strip and at the distance and figures to be in front early
  3. Bronx Sandman (4-1) — Gabriel Saez/Gary Capuano — Good tries last pair when third, then second — not clear whether cutback to 5 1/2 from route distance a plus or minus
  4. Castles in the Air (2-1) — Willie Martinez/Ron Potts — Won over synthetic on debut; speed, faded in minor local stake
  5. Our Rombauer (6-1) — Daniel Centeno/Keith Nations — Debut runner from red-hot barn (27% at meet); PA-bred has fired bullets three of last five works
  6. Loconotion (8-1) — Erick Rodriguez/Michael Gorham — PA-bred working well enough for a trainer who can get ’em ready to run first ouf of the box
  7. Josey Wales and #1a Roethlisberger — scratched