Horse Racing

Dalika Adds Cardinals to Her Kentucky Achievements

dalika scored the third first run ranked bet win of the year when she won by 1 3/4 first persist on the 47th run of $268,500 Cardinal Stakes (G3T) on November 24 at Churchill Downs.

Dalika, a 6-year-old mare owned by Paul Varga’s Bar Mar Equine, ran 1/8 mile on hard courts at 1:50.61 to win the seventh bet of her career. Most notably, Dalika adamantly won the Beverly D. Stakes (G1T) at Churchill Downs in August and was followed by a victory at the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf (G3T) in September.

Brian Hernandez Jr. win for coach Al Stall Jr.

Breaking out of fifth place in the field of nine fillings and mares, Dalika established the position from the start placing the fractions :24.36 and :49.07 as 8-5 favorites. adventure ranked second behind. Curly Ruth tried to challenge from outside on the last turn but was quickly disqualified. At the beginning of the stretch, Dalika had a two-way advantage over her pursuer Adventurer as Perseverancia, who was judged well in seventh place early on, rallied towards the end of the track to claim the spot. this.

Hernandez Jr. “She’s just a fat person. I told (owner) Paul (Varga) after the race that she could easily go a mile and a half today.”

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The win is worth $148,800 and increases her earnings to $1,441,586. She boasts a 10-7-0 record in 31 starts.

Varga said: “Ever since we adopted her at the age of 2, she has been very consistent in her races. “She’s really enjoyed being here at Churchill. She’s had 31 races in her career, at all distances, and she’s brought us 10 wins. She’s got a tough lead. She’s actually been runner-up seven times. This year in particular, she’s had a tough campaign. Every time it looks like she’s going to pass, she just keeps going.”

Dalika returned mutuels of $5.72 to win on the second bet selection 9-5.

The third-placed adventurer behind the runner-up was Perserveranica.

The ending order was completed by sunny one , Lake Lucerne , wide leg pants , pass plate Curly Ruth and The Act of Disappearance . Waves of kindness was scratched.

Before Cardinal, Dalika finished last out of six in the Fall Harvest Stakes presented by Mint Gaming Hall on the Breeders’ Cup card at Keeneland.

Hernandez Jr. “Things didn’t go her way that day, and that’s not the Dalika we know.”

Dalika, a gray or wandering daughter of Pastor get out running storm mare Draw to run , bred in Germany by the Gestut Ammerland. She was the sole stake winner out of six winners from the seven ponies produced by her dam. Her untamed pony is a hungry pony Waldgeist .

Video: Cardinal S. (G3T)

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