07/11/2013 3:53PM

Delaware: Ponzi Scheme ends nine-race losing streak in Stymie


Multiple stakes winner Ponzi Scheme got a perfect trip behind pacesetter I’m Steppin’ It Up and snapped a nine-race losing streak by winning the $51,075 Stymie Stakes on Thursday at Delaware Park.

The 6-year-old Ponzi Scheme ($12.80) sat in second as I’m Steppin’ It Up went the first six furlongs I 1:12.06. Ponzi Scheme responded when jockey Elvis Trujillo asked him for his best run in the stretch and he pulled clear to win by 1 ¼ lengths over Eldaafer, the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner. I’m Steppin’ It Up finished third. The winning time for 1 1/16 miles on a fast track was 1:43.18.

Maryland shipper Koh I Noor was a dull sixth as the 3-2 favorite.

 It was the ninth win in 37 starts and the fourth stakes victory for Ponzi Scheme, a son of Sunday Break owned by Two Rivers Racing Stable and trained by Jorge Navarro. Ponzi Scheme’s last victory came in May 2012 in the six-furlong Decathlon at Monmouth Park. He is now 2 for 2 at Delaware, where he took the Joe French Memorial in 2011.