Delaware Handicap Day

Saturday July 18, 2015: Delaware Park

She's Overwhelming (#9) and Beauty Girls Dream, Mario Rodriguez up, will run in race 5, a maiden claiming event for fillies and mares three and upward.

The fifth race, one and 1/16 miles on the turf, has a field of twelve.
T'as d'Beaux Yeux, Carol Cedeno up, wins race 5. Before the race the filly unseated Cedeno as they were heading to the turf course.
Fashion Disaster, left, with Carlos Gutierrez, bumps Oella (Mario Rodriguez up) as horses break from the gate for race 6.

Scatajawea and jockey Maria Remedio win the sixth, a six-furlong maiden claiming race for fillies and mares three and upward.
Kendrick Carmouche, who will ride Dukin' With Dale in the Kent Stakes, confers with the horse's trainer, John Servis, before the race.

Dukin' With Dale
Jon Court has the mount on Chief Kitten.
The grade III Kent Stakes, one and 1/8 miles on the turf, is for three-year-olds.
Syntax, ridden by Junior Alvarado, wins the Kent.
Connections of the Irish-bred Syntax join him in the winner's circle.
Bourbon Courage, ridden by Edgar Prado, walks in the paddock before the six-furlong Hockessin Stakes.

Heaven's Runway, Trevor McCarthy up, wins the Hockessin Stakes. Four scratches had reduced the field by half.
Michael Ritvo is the son of trainer Kathy Ritvo; he rode 3rd-place finisher Fast Anna for her in the Hockessin.
Rosalind is one of seven contenders in the grade I Delaware Handicap, for fillies and mares three and upward.

Graham Motion, who trains Fortune Pearl, waits with jockey Trevor McCarthy for the call of riders up.
Fortune Pearl (#3) and America (#2) walk in the paddock before the race.
Joint Return (#7) and Flashy American (#4) will also compete in the mile and 1/4 race.
Frivolous, ridden by Jon Court, comes within a head of catching Sheer Drama and Joe Bravo in the stretch, but Sheer Drama prevails, winning the Delaware Handicap by two lengths.
Joe Bravo removes Sheer Drama's blanket of flowers in the winner's circle; trainer David Fawkes then draped them around his own neck for the trophy presentation.
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