Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes takes place this Saturday, July 14th from Delaware Park - home of the Delaware Oaks which goes on the same card. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will be after their share of the $250,000 purse when they go 1 3/8 miles on Delaware Park's turf track.
The Robert G. Dick Memorial has drawn eight females to go in race 9 on Delaware Park's Saturday card - right before the main event Delaware Oaks. Post time is 5:15 PM. Here is a brief glimpse into the past performances of the eight entries and the recent results that brought them to this Grade 3 race.
2012 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes Race Favorites
Bubbly Jane - Todd Pletcher trained mare will be looking to better a second place finish in this race last year but has only hit the track twice since July of last year - a disappointing eighth in the Omnibus Stakes at Monmouth last September closed out 2011 and in her only race of 2012 she was a game second in the Mohegan Sky Stakes at Belmont on June 16th. Bubbly Jane was a standout in her native Brazil before shipping to the Stakes in 2009. Since then she has won two, has two seconds and two third place finishes in eight stakes races.
Senada - is coming off a decent third last time out in the Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland in April but before that was a disappointing seventh in the Grade 3 Orchid Stakes at Gulfstream in March. In 20 career starts Senada has just two wins including the Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes at Keeneland in October. She has two third place finishes in three starts in 2012.
Robert G. Dick Memorial 2012 | Remaining Field Entries
Dinner's Out - will race for just the second t time in North America after a so-so career in Europe. In 12 career starts overseas, Dinner's Out has four wins, three seconds and a third place finish. In her only North American start she was sixth in the Grade 3 Eatontown Handicap at Monmouth on June 30th.
Team - has won three of four starts in 2012 - the other result was a third in an Allowance at Gulfstream in March. The wins include an Allowance Optional Claiming last time out at Monmouth, and Allowance before that and a Maiden Special Weight to start the year at Gulfstream.
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Starformer - started her career in Europe and had some OK results. In 2012 she has been up and down - a seventh last time out in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Churchill Downs followed a win in a similar race at Gulfstream in February and a second in an Allowance at Gulfstream in January.
Sikara - Irish bred filly made her US debut last time out and won an Allowance on this track on June 14th. Prior to that she had two wins, a second and three third place finishes in six starts in Europe.
Sex Appeal - will be making her stakes debut on Saturday after a second and a third place finish in Allowance races in 2012. In 10 career starts Sex Appeal has just one win, one second and three third place finishes.
Namaskara - will also be making her stakes debut but does have a win and two second place finishes in Allowance races in 2012. In nine career starts Namaskara has two wins and two second place finishes.