05/29/2006 12:00AM

Delaware: T.D. Vance slows pace


T.D. Vance got away with slow fractions and outlasted heavy favorite Tiganello by a half-length to win the $56,100 Eight Thirty Stakes at Delaware Park.

A Grade 2 winner at Saratoga last year, T.D. Vance ($8) ran poorly in his first start of 2006, finishing last of 10 in the Grade 3 Miami Mile at Calder. With Jose Caraballo aboard for the first time, T.D. Vance went to the front in the 1 1/8-mile Eight Thirty and was allowed to loaf through soft fractions of 25.20 seconds, 50.25, and 1:14.25.

Tiganello, the 7-5 favorite under Chris DeCarlo, made a run at T.D. Vance to get within a half-length at the eighth pole, but drifted out and lacked a finishing bid to fall a half-length short.

T.D. Vance, trained by Graham Motion, covered the nine furlongs on firm turf in 1:49.60.