Hadavision Wins Delaware's First Stakes


Favored Hadavision notched her first career added-money victory in the opening day $100,300 Peach Blossom Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park April 19.

Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, the 3-year-old daughter of Vision and Verse won by a half length and covered the six furlongs in 1:10.79 over a fast track. 

Hadavision raced close up in third along the inside as Sentebale set a strong pace (:22.72, :45.77). The winner moved up between horses in the lane and ran down a stubborn Big Easy, who had inherited the lead in upper stretch, to gain the victory.

Mark Shuman trains the dark brown filly for owner Elite Stables. She returned $7, $4.80 and $3.40 as the slight choice in the field of six.  Big Easy (4.60, $2.80), with A.R. Napravnik aboard, ran second and it was another 1 1/4 lengths further back to True Intentions ($3.40) with Pablos Morales aloft.

Hadavision raised her career record to three wins from five starts with earnings of $111,600. Mary Ann Smith bred Hadavision, who is out of Marquesa Lana, by Hadif, in Kentucky.

(Chart, Equibase)

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