Updated on 09/13/2014 6:39PM

Complete St. springs 20-1 upset in George Rosenberger Memorial

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Galiana, with Michael Ritvo aboard, improves to 6 for 7 at Delaware Park by winning the Tax Free Shopping Distaff.

Trainer Lilith Boucher had a choice of shipping Complete St. to Laurel Park for a $60,000 stakes restricted to Virginia-breds or staying home for the $75,375 George Rosenberger Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park.

Boucher made the right call by running Complete St. over a course where she connected twice at long odds earlier this season.

Sent off as the longest shot in a field of nine fillies and mares racing 1 1/16 miles over yielding turf, Complete St. outfought odds-on favorite Daylight Ride by a nose in the Rosenberger, one of six stakes on Saturday’s 22nd annual Owner’s Day program.

The Rosenberger and Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Governor’s Day were restricted to horses who made at least one start this season in a non-stakes at Delaware. The other four stakes were restricted to Delaware-certified horses.

Prominent from the start under first-time rider Jose Caraballo, Complete St. ($42) pulled clear of fellow pacesetter Parting Kiss in the stretch and barely held off the late run of Jonathan Sheppard-trained stablemates Daylight Ride and Gathering, a coupled entry favored at 4-5. Daylight Ride was a neck in front of her stablemate.

Complete St. had cleared her first allowance condition at 15-1 in May and scored in her most recent start Aug. 18 as a 10-1 outsider in a second-level optional $25,000 claimer. Her $45,000 share of the purse raised her bankroll to $$127,385 with 4 wins in 15 starts. The winning time was 1:44.02.

In the other stakes:

Odds-on favorite Galiana ($3.20) reaffirmed her affinity for Delaware’s main track by romping in the $75,125 Tax Free Shopping Distaff, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares.

The 4-year-old Galiana, ridden for the first time by Michael Ritvo, is now 6 for 7 lifetime at Delaware for trainer Rodolfo Romero. She won this same stakes last year and the $107,000 Sweet ‘n Sassy in July. The winning time over a sloppy track was 1:11.03.

Unzapped ($33.80) rallied along the inside under Jevian Toledo to win the six-furlong, $75,250 New Castle by 1 3/4 lengths. It was just the second win in 15 starts over the past two seasons for the 5-year-old Unzapped, trained by Mac Robertson. Awesome Devine, a 9-1 longshot, looked like a winner in midstretch, leading by 2 1/2 lengths with a furlong remaining,  until tiring late while racing far off the rail, allowing  Unzapped, the second longest shot on the board, to launch his winning surge. The final time was 1:10.69.

Cinco Charlie ($2.10), a Grade 3 winner at Churchill Downs in June, turned back an early challenge from the maiden Legal Punch and cruised to a 4 1/2-length victory in the $75,125 First State Dash for 2-year-olds, giving jockey Alex Cintron his second win of the program.

Trained by Steve Asmussen, Cinco Charlie was taking a substantial drop in class after winning the Grade 3 Bashford Manor at Churchill, finishing third in the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga and fading to fifth in the Saratoga Special. He completed 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.79.

Kawfee Fa Marfa ($13.60), a first-time starter from New York-based trainer Rick Violette, came from off the pace to easily win the $75,125 Small Wonder for 2-year-old fillies by 5 3/4 lengths.. A daughter of Hard Spun, Kawfee Fa Marfa had worked seven times during July and August at Saratoga, including twice on turf. She was ridden by Huber Villa-Gomez and covered 5 1/2 furlongs in the slop in 1:06.30.

Trainer David Jacobson’s heavily favored coupled entry of Stormin Monarcho and Praetero finished noses apart in the $77,312 DTHA Governor’s Day at a mile and 70 yards.

Stormin Monarcho ($3) is now 3 for 3 at Delaware this season, including a track-record performance going a flat mile in May. Cintron was aboard for all three local victories. In winning for the third time in nine starts this year, Stormin Monarcho ran a mile and 70 yards in 1:41.25.