2YO MY BOSS FAVORED IN BLUE HEN
Two-year-old fillies will take center stage Wednesday at Delaware Park in the 5 ½-furlong, $50,000 Blue Hen Stakes. The Blue Hen, which is restricted to Delaware-certified runners, is the sixth race on an eight-race card with a projected post time of 3:45.
After scratches, four runners are slated to face the starter, with My Boss, 8-5 on the morning line, likely to go off the strong favorite. My Boss, trained by Gary Capuano, has a win from two career starts and has earned $20,640.
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My Boss finished fifth on debut after showing good speed and then followed that up with a six-length score at Delaware, leading throughout under top local pilot Carol Cedeno. That was also her first try on Lasix.
My Boss is a Maryland-bred owned by Daniel Crowley, who purchased her for $2,500 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale last October. She was bred by Anchor and Hope Farm, which also stands her sire, Holy Boss; a win here would give Holy Boss his first stakes win as a stallion.
Her major competition may come from another Maryland-bred daughter of Holy Boss. That’s Show’em Who’s Boss, who is 7-2 on the morning line.
Show’em Who’s Boss won at first asking June 16 at Delaware, rallying from fourth in a maiden optional-claiming event to win by 5 ½ lengths as the 8-5 favorite under Daniel Centeno, who has the return mount.
She’s showing three modest works this month in preparation for this contest. Trainer Andrew Simoff is two-for-two with two-year-olds at the meet.
Cashing Big Checks (4-1), a California-bred daughter of Mr. Big, ran second on debut in a maiden special weight event over the strip August 4. The Jamie Ness trainee will have leading rider Jaime Rodriguez in the irons.
Mama G’s Wish (10-1), winless in five tries for trainer Jerry Robb, rounds out the field and will have Xavier Perez up.