Ticker
  • Stopchargingmaria out-duels Untapable to win the G3 Shuvee.Posted 2 hours ago
  • American Pharoah wins the Haskell completely in hand!Posted 3 hours ago
  • Heart to Heart takes them wire to wire in the G3 Oceanport.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Casual Smile closes from second last to win the G3 Matchmaker Stakes.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Bradester snags the G2 Monmouth Cup in front-running fashion.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Rachel's Valentina, daughter of champion Rachel Alexandra, wins her debut at the Spa!Posted 4 hours ago
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 1 day ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 1 day ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 1 day ago
  • Madefromlucky takes the G2 West Virginia Derby.Posted 1 day ago

Can Debonair Darling Get Over Hump?

Red Oak Stable’s Debonair Darling is consistent – you can’t take that away from her.


But despite having never finished off the board in 10 Monmouth Park starts, the 5-year-old daughter of Formal Dinner hasn’t visited the winner’s circle since June 2009.

 

Exiting a solid second-place finish in an optional claiming event on June 4 – her first start since Nov. 21, 2010 – Debonair Darling is expected to improve according to trainer Gregg Sacco.

 

“She needed the race badly and was game in defeat,” Sacco said.  “She’s put in two really good works since then and all systems are go.”

 

A versatile mare, Debonair Darling has shown the ability to set the pace or sit just off the leaders during her career. 

 

Jockey Chris DeCarlo will be aboard Saturday as the pair breaks from the far outside gate in the field of seven.

 

“She definitely has tactical speed,” Sacco said.  “I would have liked to be drawn a little more inside – sometimes out there you have to send a little to get position.  But it’s a small field, and traffic shouldn’t be that big of an issue.”

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories