06/22/2003 11:00PM

Delaware: Devon Rose headed to Del Cap

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Owner Richard Englander and trainer Allen Iwinski were on the fence about whether Devon Rose was worthy of running in next month's $750,000 Delaware Handicap. Their decision became a no-brainer when Devon Rose ($3.20) cruised to a 4 1/2-length win in the $100,000 Obeah Handicap at Delaware Park.

"As soon as she crossed the finish line I called Rick and the first words out of his mouth were 'Delaware Handicap,' " Iwinski said. "I think she has certainly earned the opportunity."