05/30/2005 12:00AM

Delaware: The Lady's Groom by a nose


The Lady's Groom ($6), winless in his last 10 starts, outfought Cherokee's Boy by a nose to capture a at Delaware Park.

Ridden by Jose Caraballo for trainer Mike Gorham, The Lady's Groom led for nearly a mile in the nine-furlong race, briefly was passed by even-money favorite Cherokee's Boy, then came back to win a head bob at the wire.

The winning time for 1 1/8 miles on a fast track was 1:52.10.

It was the first win for The Lady's Groom since April 2004 in the Jim McKay at Pimlico. Overall, The Lady's Groom has won 8 of 31 starts.

Cherokee's Boy, 10 for 25 elsewhere, is now 0 for 6 at Delaware.