08/20/2005 12:00AM

Delaware: Separato goes last to first

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Separato, the 3-2 favorite under Jeremy Rose, rallied from last to first to win the $58,900 Gate Dancer at Delaware Park.

Unhurried early in the field of six, Separato was set down going into the far turn, rallied outside and gained the lead in midstretch, then edged away late to beat 9-1 shot Blue Finally by a length. Major Mecke, 12-1, was another three lengths back in third.

Separato, trained by Tim Ritchey for Cash Is King Stable, ran the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.93 and paid $5.