05/07/2013 1:55PM

Churchill Downs: Delaunay to get freshening

Email
John Bambury
Delaunay, who won the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes on Saturday, will get some rest ahead of a push toward the Breeders' Cup Sprint later in the year.

Delaunay, a four-length winner of the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes on the Derby undercard for owner Maggi Moss, will get a brief respite before undertaking a campaign designed to get him to the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Sprint in peak form, trainer Tom Amoss said.

“I wish the Breeders’ Cup was in four weeks,” Amoss said. “It’s not, so we’ll work backward from it and try to figure the best way to get there.”

Delaunay earned a 109 Beyer Speed Figure on Saturday, his sixth straight triple-digit mark.

Amoss and Moss also won the Grade 3 Eight Belles on the Oaks undercard with So Many Ways.

“There’s not a lot to her, size-wise,” Amoss said. “She’s also going to get a little time before we figure out what we do next.”

One other Amoss notable, The Pizza Man, emerged from a very rough trip in a Saturday allowance in fine shape.

“We were fortunate in that respect,” Amoss said.