Stanton Stakes on Turf is The Feature at Delaware Thursday
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Wed 25/06/2014 - 16:16 EDT
On Thursday at Delaware Park, a field of thirteen three-year-olds is scheduled to take to the turf in the $50,000 Stanton Stakes. Run at a mile and a sixteenth, the Stanton is the sixth race of Delaware Parks eight-race card.
Craftsman (IRE), an Irish-bred son of Mastercraftsman (IRE), has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite and is one of two horses Graham Motion will saddle in the stakes race. Craftsman will be making his first start for Motion and first start on the East Coast with Alex Cintron aboard. He was last seen finishing tenth and last in the American Turf (G2) at Churchill Downs in May. He began his career with some promise overseas but has struggled from four United States starts.
Wallyana goes for fourth straight win and second stakes
Second choice on the morning line at 4-1 is Wallyanna, a sophomore son of Langfuhr trained by Michael Pino and ridden by Kendrick Carmouche. He is undefeated from three starts this year and has won over turf and synthetics since being claimed from Dale Romans for $35,000 in March. He earned the first stakes victory of his career in the J.W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico in his most recent start.
Second Motion runner could be a live longshot
Also in the field is longshot Thunder Strike (GB) who also hails from the Graham Motion stable. Tabbed at 12-1, the chestnut son of Sahkee’s Secret (GB) will be making only his third start stateside. He began his career with three consecutive victories in Great Britain before being competitive against Group company overseas. He was third behind Wallyanna in his last start and will have Trevor McCarthy in the irons for the first time.
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