09/11/2009 11:00PM

Bold Union leads all the way in Endine


Bold Union got the early jump in the slop and never relinquished that advantage Saturday in the for 3-year-old filly sprinters at Delaware Park.

Jose Velez Jr. hustled Bold Union, the 6-5 favorite, right to the front and they sprinted clear of the pack. In command by four lengths at the top of the stretch, Bold Union dug in to hold off Pious Ashley by a length.

Trained by Kelly Breen at Monmouth Park, Bold Union earned her fifth win in 10 starts. It was the richest victory for Bold Union, who also won the $109,000 Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park in 2008.

Bold Union caught a sloppy track for a second straight time, following a second at Saratoga in the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes.

Pious Ashley, shuffled back to last in the six-horse field, had the best late run. Fearless Leader was third, followed by Keep the Peace, Lady Chace, and Cassanova Killer.

The time was 1:10.41 for the six furlongs on the sealed strip.

The Owners Day card on the rainy afternoon also featured a pair of $75,000 stakes restricted to horses who started at least one time at Delaware Park in 2009.

Fancy Runner, the 9-10 favorite, pulled away late for a 2 1/4-length win in the Governor's Day Stakes. Jeremy Rose was aboard for trainer Scott Lake as Fancy Runner earned his 11th win in 45 starts. In his previous start, Fancy Runner missed by only a neck in the Claiming Crown Jewel at Canterbury Downs.

All Night Labor ($4.40) won the off-the-turf George Rosenberger Memorial for fillies and mares as the field of 14 scratched down to six with the surface change.

Justin Sheppard was aboard for trainer Randy Nunley as All Night Labor led all the way, beating Sea Wind by 3 1/4 lengths.

The time was 1:45.30 for the 1 1/16 miles.