Hystericalady Tops Delaware Oaks Field

Edited release from Delaware Park
Rancho San Miguel, Jerry Hollendorfer, and George Todaro's Hystericalady is set to meet a cast of east coast stars in the $500,000 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park this Saturday. The 1 1/16-mile grade II affair has attracted a field of eight.

In her last effort, Hystericalady passed her first two turn
test with a 7 1/2-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile $150,000 grade II Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks on June 11. Previously, the daughter of Distorted Humor   won a six furlong allowance by two lengths at Bay Meadows on May 10. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, she has four wins from six starts with earnings of $159,065.

The filly who could be peaking at the right time and also has the home track advantage is Susan Knoll's Delaware Park-based Gasia.

The Kentucky-bred is trained by J. Larry Jones, who won the Delaware Handicap last year with Island Sand and then moved his entire stable to Delaware Park this year. In her latest, the daughter of Silver Deputy
notched a length victory in the 1 1/16-mile, $175,000 Susan's Girl Breeders' Cup at Delaware Park on June 17. She has a career record of five wins, a second, and a third from nine starts with earnings of $239,976.

"Right now everything is good," Jones said.

A pair of New York shippers figure to give Hystericalady and Gasia some formidable competition.

Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith's Adieu sports a career record of four wins and a second from eight starts with earnings of $589,934. In her last effort, the daughter of El Corredor   ran fourth in the
one mile $250,000, grade I Acorn at Belmont Park on June 10. Previously, the Kentucky-bred trained by Todd Pletcher ran second in the 7 ½-furlong $100,000 grade III La Troiene Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 6.

Last Romance brings a career mark of three wins, two seconds, and a third from nine starts with earnings of $141,675. In her last effort, the daughter of Wild Rush ran third in the one mile $250,000 grade I Acorn at
Belmont Park on June 10. Previously, the Kentucky-bred trained by Richard Dutrow Jr. ran seventh in the 1 1/8-mile, $500,000 grade I Kentucky Oaks on May 5

Field for the Delaware Oaks:
Post position -- horse, trainer, jockey, weight, morning line odds:
1--Peak Maria's Way, Michael Gorham, Joe Rocco, 116, 12-1
2--Mia's Reflection, Barry Rose, Stewart Elliott, 116, 10-1
3--Diamond Spirit, H. Allen Jerkens, Jean Luc Samyn, 116, 10-1
4--Hystericalady, Jerry Hollendorfer, Pat Valenzuela, 120, 2-1
5--Adieu, Todd Pletcher, John Velazquez, 116, 4-1
6--Last Romance, Richard Dutrow Jr., Ramon Dominguez, 116, 3-1
7--Gasia, J. Larry Jones, Mario Pino, 120, 6-1
8--Amandatude, Timothy Ritchey, Jeremy Rose, 116, 10-1

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