Delaware Park 2019 horses to watch: June 10
by Frank Vespe
Delaware Park has an eight-race card on tap for Monday, and they are off the turf. Some horses to watch:
Race 4 – Maiden claiming
- Fillies and mares three and up will go 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track at the $25,000 level.
- After three placings in four starts, trainer Gerald Bennett’s patience appears to have expired with #2 Capturemenow (6-5). The sophomore Uncaptured filly has been competing in maiden special weight company, having finished second or third in all three tries at that level, and even made one foray into stakes company. Now, following a race in which she was third, beaten a couple of lengths while 14 clear of the fourth-place finisher, he puts her in for $25,000. You’d have to expect she’ll be a handful in this spot. Hot-riding Jeremy Rose is up.
- Selections: 2-6-5
Race 7 – Allowance
- Three-year-olds and up that have never won a race other than maiden, claiming or starter, will go 1 mile 70 yards in an off-the-turf contest.
- If he posts, #3 Pretty Good Year (9-2) presents an interesting profile. The Kelly Rubley-trained son of Great Notion has a win and two thirds from five career outings, last time out having run third in a grassy allowance at Delaware. But it’s the race before that which is most interesting for our purposes; he pressed the pace and then led before tiring late to finish third, less than a length behind the winner, Still Dreaming, in an allowance at Laurel Park. Still Dreaming has since run competitively in a pair of stakes, finishing sixth though beaten just a couple two back in the G3 Chick Lang two back. Last time out — on the Belmont Stakes undercard — he crossed the wire in second in the Easy Goer Stakes before being DQed to fourth for herding a foe. Still, it was a good effort and flatters the work done in that earlier race by Pretty Good Year.
- Selections: 3-9-12-11
Thanks to Stephanie Ruff and Arabian Finish Line for giving us insights to the Arabian racing at Delaware Park.
No Arabian race today.