06/14/2004 11:00PM

Becky in Pink wins at Delaware


Since shifting his tack from New York to Delaware Park on Memorial Day, jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. has won seven races. Three of those wins have come in stakes.

Arroyo's latest score came aboard the 3-year-old filly Becky in Pink, whom he rode to a five-length victory in Tuesday's $53,700 St. Georges Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile race that was moved from the turf to the main track because of heavy rain that soaked the Wilmington, Del., area Monday night.

Becky in Pink ($4), trained by Steve Klesaris, pressed the slow pace of 25.34 and 50.07 seconds set by Autumn Accent, part of a Michael Gill-owned entry that was favored at 3-5 in a field reduced to four horses and three betting interests.

Arroyo asked Becky in Pink to move with about three furlongs remaining and she drew off under a hand ride to easily beat Via Sacra. Autumn Accent and stablemate Cape Trafalgar finished third and fourth. The winning time over a fast track was 1:45.20.

Arroyo also won the $50,000 Eight Thirty Stakes aboard Private Lap for Klesaris with his first mount at the meet on May 31 and the $75,000 Nick Shuk Memorial on Coined for Success for Del Carroll III on June 6.