Lael Stable’s Ready Set scored an upset victory against Nicanor in the $50,700 Eight Thirty Stakes at Delaware Park Aug. 25.
With Brian Joseph Hernandez aboard, Ready Set chased the early pacesetter Hugo,
who set fractions of :45.47 for the half mile and 1:09.20 for the
three-quarters, before defeating his foe in the final jumps. The 1 mile
and 70 yards on a firm turf was run in a course record time of 1:38.93.
Nicanor, a full brother to 2006
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro, finished sixth of seven. The
Ready Set/Nicanor entry returned $3.40.