F. W. GAUDIN MEMORIAL S., $72,000, FGX, 1-26, 4yo/up, 6f, 1:09, ft.
1--DELAUNAY, 120, g, 6, Smoke Glacken--Perilous Night (SW, $128,920), by Coronado's Quest.
O-Maggi Moss; B-Fitzhugh LLC (MD); T-Thomas M Amoss; J-Shaun Bridgmohan. $45,000. Lifetime Record: 37-12-8-3, $449,455. *1/2 to Night Officer (Officer), SP, $188,881.
, 116, g, 6, Pulpit--Rhum, by Go for Gin. ($140,000 yrl '08 KEESEP). O-Brittlyn Stable Inc. $15,000.
, 120, g, 4, Bellamy Road--Connate (NZ), by Honor Grades. ($23,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Jones-Lyster Partnership. $7,500.
Margins: 4 1/4, 3/4, 8HF. Odds: 0.70, 2.10, 7.50.
Delaunay continues to impress since being claimed from PTK LLC and trainer Dane Kobiskie for $40,000 out of a winning effort at Churchill Downs in May. He immediately rewarded his new connections’ investment with another victory under the Twin Spires in the Kelly’s Landing S. a month later before suffering what would turn out to be his last loss when fourth in Mountaineer’s Senator Robert C. Bird Memorial S. Aug. 4. He earned a 101 Beyer Speed Figure when upending heavy favorite Gantry in Louisiana Downs’s Temper Hill S. Sept. 8, and replicated that figure with a 5 1/2-length romp back in Louisville Nov. 3. The bay earned a 103 Beyer last time when he bested Gantry again by 2 1/2 lengths in the track-and-trip Thanksgiving H. Nov. 22. Pursued by Hamlitonian through swift splits of :21.44 and :44.12, Delaunay remained straight and strong in the long Fair Grounds stretch for a super-sharp tally. Click for the brisnet.com chart or Video replay.