Ticker
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 12 hours ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 12 hours ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 13 hours ago
  • Whitmore wins the 6th race at Aqueduct, his first race back since the Kentucky Derby.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Even Thunder (5-2) holds on to win the King's Swan.Posted 1 day ago

Delaunay Repeats in Gaudin

Delaunay 615 X 400
Photo: Eclipse Spotswire

Maggi Moss’s Delaunay, Horse of the Meet last season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots but absent from competition for almost six months, proved the best once more in Saturday’s $60,000 F. W. Gaudin Memorial, beating arch rival Gantry, owned by Brittlyn Stable, by 3 ¼-lengths.

Backed down to odds-on favoritism, Delaunay returned mutuels of $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10, sprinted the six furlongs in 1:09.58 after setting the early fractions of 22.15 and 45.20 and increased his career earnings to $884,486 with his 15th win in 42 lifetime trips to the post.

“That really felt good,” said a relieved trainer Tom Amoss as the 7-year-old gelding crossed under the wire.  “It’s really nice to have him back.”

A 10-time trainer champion at the local oval, Amoss had expressed some pre-race concern due to his horse’s layoff since finishing fourth in Saratoga’s Grade I Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap last August 4.

Last season, Delaunay swept Fair Grounds three-race sprint series, while Gantry accomplished that same sweep two seasons ago.

Delaunay, who missed the $100,000 Thanksgiving Handicap as the first leg of the series this season due to a temperature, will now be pointed for the last leg – the $100,000 Duncan F. Kenner on March 8.

In his absence, Gantry won this year’s Thanksgiving Handicap and today paid $2.40 and $2.10 in the Gaudin after prompting the pace of the winner and saving the place from J-Lu LLC’s Hip Four Sixtynine by three-quarters of a length.  That horse returned $3.20 to show.

Say No More and Channel Marker ran fourth and fifth, respectively, and Marchman was scratched earlier in the afternoon.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories