Starformer rolls late to win the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.

Starformer rolls late to win the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.

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Starformer Relishes Turf Course at Delaware

The Dynaformer filly won her first stakes in the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.

Juddmonte Farm's Starformer, far back in a Churchill Downs allowance race on the dirt in her last start, returned to the turf to win the $200,375 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park July 14 (VIDEO) .

Ridden by Edgar Prado for trainer Bill Mott, 4-1 shot Starformer set the pace in the 1 3/8-mile turf stakes and easily held off a late rally by Bubbly Jane to win by three lengths. Sikara was a head behind the runner-up for third in the eight-horse field of fillies and mares.

The fractions on the firm turf were :25.59 for the opening quarter-mile, :50.56 for a half-mile, 1:15.90 for six furlongs, and 1:40.10 for one mile. The final time was 2:15.19.

Starformer, third choice in the betting, paid $10 to win.

A 4-year-old Kentucky homebred by Dynaformer, Starformer is now three-for-10 lifetime. She finished third in a group III event in France at 3, and shipped to the United States for the Saratoga Race Course meet last summer. The $120,000 winner's share improved the bay filly's career earnings to $214,794.