OCEANPORT, N.J. – Happy Tenth Stable’s Deliburnsky moved to
the lead soon after the gates opened and cruised to an easy six-length score in
the colts division of the $60,000 Jersey Juvenile as Salad Girl posted a length
and a quarter victory in the $60,000 fillies division at Monmouth Park on
Tony Wilson, Deliburnsky stepped the sloppy six furlongs in 1:11 1/5 and
returned $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10 as the odds-on choice in the field of six New
Jersey-bred colts and geldings. Final Forest
rallied to complete the $16 exacta and paid $4.80 and $4.20. It was nearly two lengths back to Chief
Carlson, who returned $4.40 to show.
able to go so slow up front and from there it was pretty easy,” said winning
jockey Pedro Cotto Jr. “This horse is
very good and when he can go that slow it makes it even better for him. He handled the muddy track perfectly today.”
stakes score was the second win in four starts for Deliburnsky, a 2-year-old by
Flatter from the Distinctive Pro mare Deliciously. He has now banked $73,800 for his
fillies division of the Jersey Juvenile, Salad Girl stepped the six furlongs in
1:12 1/5 and returned $5, $2.60 and $2.10 as the second choice in the field of
five New Jersey-bred girls. Don Six’s
Number, the 7-5 favorite, completed the $10 exacta and paid $2.60 and
$2.20. Geeky Gorgeous was another 4 ¼ lengths
back in third, good for a $2.60 show mutuel.
“I tried to
stay on the outside part of the track,” said winning jockey Elvis Trujillo. “She settled pretty nicely for me and handled
the mud very well. I wasn’t sure if I
was going to be able to rundown the pacesetter (Don Six’s Number), but we did.”
win was the second in a row for Salad Girl, a 2-year-old by Hit the Trail from
the Indian Charlie mare Indian Boot’s.
She has now banked $68,100 for owner Joel A. Kligman.