Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 2 Delaware Oaks is on tap for this Saturday July 14th from Delaware Park. Three year old fillies will be featured as they race 1 1/16 miles on Delaware Park's main track for their share of the $400,000 purse.
The Delaware Oaks is the main event on Delaware Park's Saturday schedule. It comes our way in race 10 on the card and it has drawn a very strong field of seven females. Post time is 5:45 PM. Here is a look at the seven Delaware Oaks contenders and their recent results ahead of this lucrative Grade 2 event.
2012 Delaware Oaks Race Favorites
Grace Hall - Grace Hall enters the Oaks having won four races and finishing second twice in six career starts with one third place finish last time out as 5-2 favorite - the only losses being Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes on February 25th, the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies to eventual Eclipse Award winner Miss Aurelia and most recently the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks on May 4th. Her wins include Blue Hen Stakes at Delaware, an impressive win at the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga and the Grade 2 Gulfstream Oaks Stakes on March 31st. Grace Hall is definitely the feature attraction at Delaware - it is her race to lose.
Via Villaggio - has 11 career starts and has placed in nine. Last time out was a decent third in the Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks to follow an impressive win in the Grade 3 Railbird here on May 18th in her cushion track debut. Her last two starts before that however resulted in fifth place finishes in the China Doll Stakes at Santa Anita in March and the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes on this track on May 5th. Before those results Via Villaggio won two straight - an Allowance race at Golden Gate on February 11th and a Maiden Special Weight win at Golden Gate on December 31st. Her win in the Railbird Via Villaggio and third in the Hollywood Oaks puts Via Villaggio on the Delaware Oaks radar.
Delaware Oaks 2012 | Remaining Field Entries
Singlet - has won four of seven career starts but has been just OK lately. A fourth last time out in the Just Smashing Stakes at Monmouth was followed by another fourth in the Grade 3 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct on April 7th. Before that were two wins at Aqueduct - both minor stakes races.
Amie`s Dini - looked good at Oaklawn in 2012 - a win in the Martha Washington Stakes and seconds in the Grade 2 Fantasy Stakes, the Grade 3 Honeybee on March 10 th and the Dixie Belle Stakes on January 14th. Last time out was an eighth however in the Kentucky Oaks on May 4th. Amie's Dini has been in the money in seven of eight career starts.
Delaware Oaks betting at Woodbine with OffTrackBetting.com
Aubby K - has only four career starts with two wins and a third place finish. Her only graded stakes action resulted in a reasonable fourth in the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs in October and a decent third last time out in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont on May 28th.
Morrow Cove - won an Allowance race here last time out by a staggering 10 ¾ lengths - her second win in just four career starts.
Wicked Mizz - is the last of three Anthony Dutrow entries in the field and has placed in all four of her career starts - last time out was a win on this track in the Go for Wand Stakes on Jun 9th. Wicked Mizz has two wins, a second and a third place finish in four career starts.