OffTrackBetting.com - Delaware Park Racetrack in Wilmington, Delaware will play host to the Grade 3 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes on Saturday, July 4. A purse of $200,000 will be on the line for fillies and mares three years old and upward willing to go 1 3/8 miles on Delaware Park's turf track.
A field of eight will take to the track in the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes - race 7 on Delaware Park's Saturday card. Post time is 4:15 PM. Let's take a glance into the past performances of all eight combatants for this Grade 3 stakes.
2016 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes Race Preview at Delaware Park
Photo Call 9-5 - Irish bred Graham Motion trained mare has five wins, two seconds and four third place finishes in 17 career starts off a disappointing sixth in the Grade 2 New York Stakes at Belmont Park June 10. Before that was a nice win in the Grade 3 Orchid Stakes at Gulfstream Park in April, a fourth in the Endeavour Stakes in February and a fifth on the biggest stage - the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf. He also had a nice two race win streak last year - the Grade 1 Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita September 26 and the Grade 3 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park August 29. Photo Call has won three of her last six starts overall (all graded stakes) but has failed to place in the other. She hopes to rebound from her worst effort in over a year when she departs from gate 2 with Alex Cintron aboard the morning line favorite.
Suffused 5-2 - British bred mare has 11 career starts for trainer Bill Mott with four wins, two seconds and a third place finish. She enters off a nice win in the minor Belmont Coronation Invitational Stakes June 9, a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming on that track in May and a fifth in her North American debut - the Grade 3 Orchid Stakes at Gulfstream Park in April. She posted two wins and two seconds at home at this time last year. Suffused has been OK in her career and hopes to build on a good win last time out when she leaves from gate 6 with Carol Cedeno in the reins as the morning line second choice.
Real Smart 5-1 - Graham Motion trained filly has two wins, two seconds and three third place finishes in eight career starts. She makes her graded stakes debut Saturday off a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming June 10 and a win by 2 3/4 lengths in a similar race in her North American debut May 13 - both at Belmont Park. Before that was a seventh in her only stakes action to date - the Coral Quebec Stakes in Britain in December and a maiden score on that track in November. Real Smart has been decent so far in her career and steps up in OK form. Edgar Prado has been tabbed to ride from the rail.
Savings Account 8-1 - Tom Proctor trained mare won the minor Allaire DuPont Distaff at Fair Grounds in April during a streak of four races in which she hit the board - a third in the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes in September included. She enters off an OK third in the minor Obeah Handicap on this track June 11 which followed her worst effort in quite some time - a seventh in the Grade 3 Allaire DuPont Distaff at Pimlico in May. She now has four wins, three seconds and four third place finishes in 17 career starts and has placed in four of her last five starts overall. Savings Account will be after her first graded stakes victory from post 3 Saturday. Brian Pedroza rides.
Inside Out 10-1 - lightly raced Arnaud Delacour trained filly has just six career starts with three wins, second and a third place finish. She makes her stakes debut Saturday on the heels of a two race win streak. Last time out was an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Pimlico June 11 after a year away from the track and an Allowance win here June 29, 2015. She makes just her second start in a year but steps up in decent form. Daniel Centeno gets the call from gate 4.
Swear by It 12-1 - lightly races Nick Esler trained mare has two wins and three third place finishes in seven career starts. She makes her graded stakes debut Saturday off a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Belmont Park June 15, a seventh in a similar race at Aqueduct in November, an OK third in the minor Ticonderoga Stakes at Belmont Park in October and a fourth in the minor Yaddo Stakes last August. She looks for her first win in a year Saturday having placed in two of her last four starts overall. Swear by It will try for her first stakes win from post 7 with Eric Cancel guiding her.
Peace Prize 12-1 - Irish bred Joe Delozier trained filly had two wins and a third place finish in eight starts at home before debuting in North America with a second place finish in a Starter Optional Claiming at Laurel Park May 7. She has just one start since - a tenth in the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico May 21. Peace Prize hopes to avenge a career-worst outing Saturday when she departs from the outside gate 8 with a yet-to-be-determined jockey.
Vielsalm 15-1 - Lynn Ashby trained mare won two straight races to end 2015 - the best was an Allowance Optional Claiming at Laurel Park in November and has three starts this year. Last time out was a fifth in the minor All Brandy Stakes at Pimlico June 25 which followed a very nice second in the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap on that track in May and a seventh in an Allowance Optional Claiming in April. Vielsalm has been a tad inconsistent but hopes to channel her form from two starts back when she departs from post 5 with Travis Wales in the saddle at an intriguing 15-1 odds.
2016 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 7 on Delaware Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:15 PM.
||Photo Call (IRE)
||Swear by It
||Peace Prize (IRE)
||Joseph Delozier, III