Delaware Handicap Day

Saturday July 17, 2010: Delaware Park

Entirely Honest (#3), John Velazquez up, surges past Sweet Allie Marie (#9) and Stravinsky's Code on her way to winning race 7, a one-mile, 70-yard starter allowance on the turf for mares and fillies.
Horses break from the gate at the start of the R.R.M. Carpenter Jr. Memorial Stakes, one mile and a sixteenth on the dirt for runners three and older: from left, Sir Whimsey, Crimson Comic, Edgewater, Alma D'Oro and Our Edge.
Our Edge, ridden by Jeremy Rose, takes the early lead in the Carpenter Stakes, followed by Crimson Comic with Jose Valdivia Jr.
Sir Whimsey (left), Alan Garcia up, catches Our Edge in the stretch . . .
. . . and goes on to win the $100,000 Carpenter Stakes by two lengths. Edgewater (with Anna Rose Napravnik) was second and Alma D'Oro (John Velazquez up) was third.
Treat Gently, a 5-year-old mare trained by Bill Mott, enters the paddock before race 10, the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.
Anna Rose Napravnik waits for the call of riders up. Behind her is A She's Adorable, her mount for the grade III race.
Gozzip Girl, ridden by Elvis Trujillo, joins the post parade for the Robert Dick Memorial, one and 3/8 miles on the turf.

Ten mares and fillies, three and up, compete in the Robert Dick Memorial Stakes. Ainamaa, ridden by Abel Castellano, Jr., is the early leader.
From left, Treat Gently, A She's Adorable and Ainamaa race toward the finish.
Treat Gently and John Velazquez win the race; A She's Adorable is second. Ainamaa came in third.
Liberally, a 5-year-old Irish-bred mare ridden by William Antongeorgi III, finished fifth.

Miss Singhsix heads for the paddock to prepare for the major race of the day, the grade II Delaware Handicap. She won the grade III Obeah Stakes at the same track the previous month.
Life at Ten, unbeaten in her last five starts, circles the walking ring before the big race. John Velazquez is aboard.
Life at Ten takes the early lead and keeps it throughout. Miss Match (left) maintained second place until the quarter pole and finished fifth. Miss Singhsix hung back for most of the race, then rallied to take second.
Life at Ten, who is trained by Todd Pletcher, wins the Delaware Handicap by three lengths.
Her victory in this race guaranteed the 5-year-old mare a spot in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic.
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