YESTERDAY’S NEWS: Perro Rojo a maiden no more
Trainer Nick Zito’s Perro Rojo made a profitable trip to Delaware Park yesterday, leaving with the winner’s share of a $34,000 purse and with his first career victory.
The juvenile Birdstone colt, a $70,000 auction purchase by owner Calumet Farm, rallied from the rear of the field despite a sluggish early pace to win by three lengths going away. Favored Confederate was second, just nosing out Josey Wales for that spot.
Ridden by Carol Cedeno, Perro Rojo — “red dog” in Spanish — completed the 1 mile 70 yard journey in 1:44.74 and paid $8.00 to win as the 3-1 second choice. The exacta, with odds-on Confederate in second, was good for $23 on a $2 wager.
Perro Rojo now has one win from two starts and earnings of $24,550.
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BY THE NUMBERS: HANDLE
- Delaware Park: $1,224,133
- Parx Racing: $1,346,525
- Tracks in action: Parx Racing
- Parx Racing’s Tuesday feature is a $50,000 maiden special weight test for older fillies and mares going 1 mile 70 yards on the main track. She Loves Leather (8-5), second on debut going 6 1/2 furlongs, is favored. The PA-bred, trained by Edward Lehman, will have Frankie Pennington in the irons. Trainer Mike Maker sends out the second choice in the morning line in the form of Preppy (2-1), who finished second over the strip in her last try but is winless in five attempts to break her maiden.