01/18/2010 1:00AM

Deputy Daney latest Philly flash


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Deputy Daney transferred his excellent speed and undefeated form from Philadelphia Park to Aqueduct on Monday, rolling to a 1 1/4-length victory in the for 3-year-old sprinters. Red Bengal finished second, 5 3/4 lengths ahead of Mia's Angel.

Citizen's Arrest, the 3-5 favorite, faded to fourth after dueling for the early lead. Love Who finished last.

The victory was the third in as many starts for Deputy Daney, who had won his first two races at Philadelphia Park. Deputy Daney had not run since Oct. 24, primarily because trainer Cathal Lynch could not find a race for him. He certainly was not rusty.

Breaking from the rail under Angel Arroyo, Deputy Daney dueled inside of Citizen's Arrest through an opening quarter mile in 22.64 seconds. Deputy Daney quickly put away Citizen's Arrest and got a bit of a breather around the far turn, running a half-mile in 46.31 seconds. Under a busy Arroyo, Deputy Daney maintained a clear margin in the stretch, easily holding off Red Bengal. Deputy Daney, a Florida-bred son of Officer, covered the six furlongs in 1:11.83 and returned $16.

"I thought when [Citizen's Arrest] got in front of us we were in trouble, but then he got the lead fairly comfortably," Lynch said. "First time over the inner track you don't know how these young horses are going to handle it. He's quick, he handled everything well, he's a class act. I'm very happy."

Lynch said that he does not have any immediate plans to stretch Deputy Daney out in distance, and would likely run him back in the $65,000 Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes, also at six furlongs, here on March 6.

w Earlier on the card, Tempted to Tapit, another 3-year-old shipping in from Philadelphia Park, won a one-mile maiden race by 11 1/2 lengths. The gelded son of Tapit, owned by Gainesway Stables and trained by Steve Klesaris, ran a mile in 1:37.88.