07/13/2013 5:14PM

Delaware: Treasured Up doesn't mind when Robert Dick Memorial moved to main track

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Treasured Up, the 4-5 favorite under Shaun Bridgmohan, wins the off-the-turf Robert Dick Memorial.

Treasured Up, the 4-5 favorite, beat Angel Terrace by 1 3/4 lengths in the rained-off $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial for fillies and mares at Delaware Park.

All four Delaware Park grass races were shifted to the main track. The surface switch upended the Dick as the competitive field of 10 dwindled down to five starters with the defections of Laughing, Tannery, Qushchi, Valiant Girl, and Aigue Marine.

The Dick, the supporting event on the card topped by the Delaware Oaks, was shortened from the scheduled 1 3/8 miles on the turf to 1 1/4 miles on the main track, and lost its Grade 3 status.

Shaun Bridgmohan had Treasured Up in ideal stalking position, sitting right off the duel between Game Fair and Explainable.

Treasured Up made her move with a three-wide sweep on the final turn. She pulled clear at the top of the lane with only Angel Terrace taking up the chase.

Treasured Up, a 4-year-old trained by Al Stall Jr.,  had captured the Keertana Stakes on the turf at Churchill Downs in her previous start. This was her first victory on dirt as Treasured Up improved to 5 for 13.

The time was 2:05.92 on the wet-fast strip. Treasured Up paid $3.60 to win.

Explainable was third, followed by Clare Skies Ahead and Game Fair.

The race is named for the former commissioner of the Delaware Racing Commission