Updated on 09/17/2011 11:03AM

Delaware: 'Sing Me' fires fresh


The long-absent Sing Me Back Home has been ready to run for about a month, but trainer Allen Iwinski had a difficult time finding a suitable race for the 5-year-old sprinter.

The $100,000 Vincent Moscarelli Memorial Handicap at Delaware Park turned out to be an ideal spot for Sing Me Back Home's comeback. Ridden by Jeremy Rose, Sing Me Back Home ($8.80) withstood a late rally by another comebacker, Deer Run, to score a 1 1/4-length victory.

New York-based Say Florida Sandy, the 3-2 favorite, finished third in the field of five older horses. The winning time was 1:09.45 for six furlongs.

Sing Me Back Home, who has now won 9 of 39 starts, had not raced since last December, when he finished third in the Grade 3 Gravesend in New York. He resumed serious training in mid-June.

"He had been training just excellent," said Iwinski. "We actually had him ready about four weeks ago, but that race did not go. We really didn't have many options on where to go, so we just decided to train him up to this race."

Iwinski said he has no definite plans where Sing Me Back Home will run next. "As hard as he ran first time out, I know we're not going to rush him back," Iwinski said. "I'm sure we will give him plenty of time before he runs again."