07/02/2012 3:24PM

Delaware Park: Cayllano worth the trip for Goncalves


Kentucky-based jockey Leandro Goncalves made a profitable trip to the Mid-Atlantic region last weekend to win the $100,000 Wild and Wonderful aboard Good Lord and the $400,000 Red Legend on Sum of the Parts with his only two mounts on the card at Charles Town. Goncalves will try to accomplish a similar feat when he travels to Delaware Park on Wednesday to ride just one horse, Cayllano, in the $50,000 White Clay Creek Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

The 5 1/2-furlong White Clay Creek originally attracted seven fillies last Saturday, but was rescheduled for Wednesday when the weekend card was canceled because of intense heat. The field grew to 10 when the race was redrawn, picking up Cayllano, a nine-length winner of her career debut in a five-furlong maiden race at Indiana Downs on June 11.

Goncalves, one of the top riders at this spring’s Churchill Downs meet, came along to Indiana to ride Cayllano for trainer Tom Amoss and is making another road trip to retain the mount on Cayllano, a daughter of Bluegrass Cat.

Statistically, Amoss is 6 for 15 (40 percent) with 2-year-old second-time starters who won their career debut.

Cayllano is among six fillies in the White Clay Creek field coming into the race off a maiden victory. The most intriguing of that group is Missy Rules, who cruised to a 5 1/2-length romp locally going 4 1/2 furlongs on May 30. A daughter of Peace Rules out of the Silver Deputy mare Missy McKee owned by Rick Porter’s Porter Racing Stable, Missy Rules is a half-sister to Umpateedle, whose 17 career victories included the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom and a pair of sprint stakes at Delaware, the Light Hearted and the Endine.

Trish’s Wish, who drew the rail, scored a five-length victory in her career debut at Monmouth Park for her owner-trainer-breeder Henry Carroll. From a small sampling, Carroll is 0 for 13 with 2-year-old second-time starters.

Walkin in a Shadow, who like Cayllano was not in the original White Clay Creek lineup, easily defeated $20,000 maiden claimers in her career debut at Churchill Downs. As the even-money favorite locally in an entry-level optional $62,500 claimer, Walkin in a Shadow broke slowly, rushed up to grab the lead, and surrendered a 2 1/2-length lead in deep stretch to finish second.

◗ Recent daylight maiden debut winners Wycked and Sugar Sand will vie for favoritism in the $20,000 Dr. Sam Harrison, a Grade 3, six-furlong race for Arabian 3-year-old fillies (race 10).