Photo by: Coady Photography
ANNA DELOVELY REGISTERS 7-1 SURPRISE IN SUNDAY’S $50,000-ADDED FQHRA STALLION STAKES FUTURITY
Hialeah, FL / December 22, 2013 – Barbara Chase & Vanessa Bartoo’s Anna Delovely, the 8th fastest qualifier in the trials three weeks ago, wore down pacesetter Ja Gols Playboy in the final yards to win Sunday’s $88,880 FQHRA Stallion Stakes Futurity at Hialeah Park.
The sorrel daughter of Furyofthewind (Corona Cartel) by Pritzi Too (Pritzi Dash) made up for a non-threatening fourth-place try in her December 1 qualifier by breaking alertly under jockey Omar Reyes, finding clear sailing in the middle of the track, and surging late to win by one length while recording a time of 17.647 seconds for 350 yards.
“I knew she would run much better today,” said winning rider Reyes. “She didn’t break well in the trials but today was completely different. With 200 yards to go, I asked her for more, she dug in hard, and she gave me all she had in the final yards.”
Anna Delovely, who was still a maiden entering her 6th lifetime start, scored for trainer John Stinebaugh, who has conditioned the two-year-old for 5 of those outings. In her only effort for trainer Roy Marcom, Jr., the filly earned $51,203 for a near-miss second-place finish in the $284,461 West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park in April.
The winner, bred in Missouri by Jim Streelman or Bill Dale in April of 2011, earned $38,091 for her victory and increased her lifetime earnings to $89,294. Sent off at 7-1 in the wagering, she rewarded her pari-mutuel backers with a juicy $17.20 win payoff.
The race did not go as expected for the fastest two qualifiers, Eye Go Steakin and A Tac Bunny. The former –off at 3-1 odds– loomed into contention mid-race but flattened out late and finished 5th, while the latter –the 8-5 favorite– was off a step slowly and bumped, trailed throughout, and finished 9th and last.
After Anna Delovely and Ja Gols Playboy, the remaining order of finish in the 2013 FQHRA Stallion Stakes Futurity was: Spittin Jessie, Zoomininthewind, Eye Go Streakin, Jazzing Dreamer, Streakin Gatorgirl, Tmf Good Cartel, and A Tac Bunny.