A Little Warm, runner-up in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in his most recent race, has been entered in a 1 1/16-mile allowance at Delaware Park June 29.
The 3-year-old son of Stormin Fever —Minidar, by Alydar, ran second, beaten by three-quarters of a length by Mission Impazible after setting the pace in the 1 1/8-mile Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds on March 27. The Virginia-bred, owned and bred by Edward P. Evans and trained by Tony Dutrow, was pointing for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). But he was withdrawn from consideration about a week before the May 15 race following an unsatisfactory endoscopic examination.
Dutrow said he is using the overnight allowance at Delaware as a first step toward a summer campaign, but he is taking it one race at a time.
"We feel good about him coming into the race on Tuesday," Dutrow said. "Obviously this race will have him ready to go off to bigger and better things in his next race, whatever that may be."
A Little Warm has a career record of two wins and four seconds from seven starts with earnings of $284,280. He won the-six furlong Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 9, and then ran second in Gulfstream's Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at seven furlongs.
Nine others have entered the allowance race, including Miner's Reserve, who was a recent a winner of a 1 1/16-mile allowance at Belmont Park. Miner's Reserve, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Mineshaft , is trained by Nicholas Zito. The race is the ninth on the program at 4:51 p.m. EDT.