Motion Trainee Heads Tough Field for Robert G. Dick Memorial
Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 5:32 PM
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 5:32 PM
Ten female turf specialists are entered for Saturday's Robert G. Dick Memorial Breeders' Cup Stakes at Delaware Park. Graham Motion, who has horses entered in the other two stakes on the same day, has the favorite in this race, New Economy. The daughter of Red Ransom has raced only once this year, but she won that effort, a mile turf allowance on June 29 at Delaware Park. Among those facing her for the 11-furlong test are Rhum, Sitka, and New Real Deal.
Good prices could be available for the Robert G. Dick. None of the 10 entrants is currently beyond 12-1, and six of them are 8-1 or less on the morning line. Favored New Economy, 7-2, is a homebred racing for Robert Evans. She placed in four stakes last year, including the grade III Pebbles Handicap in New York.
Another filly, New Real Deal, was a steal as a yearling. She sold for $16,000, then went to Argentina and won the group I Criadores. Now back in this country and racing for Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation, she has placed in three out of her four efforts.
The field for the 1 3/8-mile Robert G. Dick Memorial Breeders' Cup Stakes for fillies and mares three years old and up, from the rail out:
PP, horse, jockey, weight, morning line.
1--New Real Deal, Julian Pimentel, 115, 9-2
2--Take It Off, Enrique Jurado, 115, 12-1
3--Deborah, Michael McCarthy, 115, 8-1
4--Jennasietta, Abdiel Toribio, 117, 8-1
5--Rhum, Stewart Elliott, 117, 10-1
6--New Economy, Ramon Dominguez, 115, 7-2
7--Caique, Mario Pino, 115, 6-1
8--Peanut Gallery, Garrett Gomez, 115, 5-1
9--Sitka, Pat Day, 115, 10-1
10--Lapuma, Larry Melancon, 115, 10-1
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