Deliburnsky Dominates Colts In Jersey Juvenile; Salad Girl Runs Down Don Six's Number In Fillies Division

Saturday, October 29, 2011

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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 Saturday.

            Trained by 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.

            “We were 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.”

            Saturday’s 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 connections.

            In the 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.”

            Saturday’s 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.