Race of the Week 2017

Cheetah mows 'em down on Delaware turf

Robert Scarborough's Cheetah came from the back of the pack and used an inside stretch move to score the Grade 3, $202,450 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes July 9 at Delaware Park.

Sent off as the 9-5 favorite in a field of 12, the 4-year-old Tiger Hill filly trailed for six furlongs before launching her winning move coming off the final turn. Under Jose Lezcano, she finally overtook pacesetter Ainamaa approaching mid-stretch with a quick burst along the hedge and went on to win by 3 3/4 lengths.

The final time for 1 3/8 miles on the good turf was 2:13.13. Bubbly Jane rallied on the outside to get second, 1 1/2 lengths in front of Dyna Waltz. Ainamaa settled for fourth. 
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