Zito's Pies Prospect Romps in Delaware Stakes
Robert LaPenta's Pies Prospect became trainer Nick Zito's fifth 3-year-old colt to win a stakes this year, as he drew off to a 5 1/2-length victory in the $50,000 Floor Show Stakes at Delaware Park Tuesday.The son of Crafty Prospector was sent off as the 9-5 favorite in the eight-horse field that included Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) winner Sinister G. With Norberto Arroyo Jr. aboard, Pies Prospect tracked the early pace set by Sinister G and longshot Minnemana, took over after turning for home and quickly drew clear, covering the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.93. Another longshot, Gmork, finished second, two and a half lengths in front of Zakocity. Sinister G tired to finish sixth.LaPenta also owns Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner The Cliff's Edge, who may run next in the July 11 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II).Pies Prospect was a $95,000 buy-back at the Keeneland April 2-year-old sale last year after being picked out by Zito for $195,000 at the previous year's Keeneland September yearling sale. Prior to the Floor Show, he finished fourth in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II).
by Steve Haskin
Date Posted: 6/22/2004 5:03:37 PM
Last Updated: 6/23/2004 10:32:26 AM
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