05/05/2006 11:00PM

Delaware: No problems for Urban Guy


In his last start, the Hansel Stakes at Turfway Park, Urban Guy took himself out of the race when he broke poorly. He had no such problem in the $75,000 Francis "Jock" LaBelle Memorial at Delaware Park, hounding pacesetter City Dweller down the backstretch and taking command turning for home en route to a 1 1/4-length score. Mike'sgood-andtough made a late run for second, with City Dweller holding on for third in the field of five 3-year-olds.

Owned by Greg Warren and trained by Tim Ritchey, Urban Guy covered the six furlongs in 1:10.20 under Stewart Elliott and returned $3.70. City Dweller was sent off at 3-5 off his front-running score in the Lost Code at Hawthorne last out.

The victory was the second in a stakes for Urban Guy, a son of Marquetry. Since being claimed by Ritchey for $40,000 in October, Urban Guy has also won a Delaware allowance race and the Mountain Valley at Oaklawn.