09/26/2003 11:00PM

Delaware: Rodney run in slop

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Wet weather again foiled Delaware Park's plans to promote the Caesar Rodney Handicap for graded status.

Postponed a week ago by rain, the $194,000 Rodney was rescheduled, only to be moved from the turf to a sloppy main track. Seven of the 11 horses scratched, leaving 4-year-old Private Lap ($3.80) alone on the lead enroute to a 2 3/4-length victory over late closer Changeintheweather. The time for 1 1/8 miles was 1:48.89.