Race of the Week 2017

Nicanor 6th as Ready Set Wins Stakes

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.
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