Updated on 07/12/2014 6:30PM

Galiana upsets Winning Image in Sweet and Sassy

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Galiana runs down favored Winning Image for the victory in the Sweet and Sassy.

STANTON, Del. -- Galiana advanced along the inside on the far turn, angled outward for the stretch run, and then overtook front-running Winning Image in the stretch to win the $100,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths.

Winning Image outsprinted the field for the early lead, set fractions of 21.79 and 44.97 seconds, but could not stay with the winner in the stretch. She's Ordained, who chased Winning Image early, was third, 1 1/4 lengths behind winning Image.

Galiana was timed for the six furlongs in 1:08.92 and paid $17.40 as the fourth choice in the seven-horse field. Galiana is trained by Rodolfo Romero and was ridden by Abel Lezcano. Winning Image was sent off as the 3-2 favorite.

Avarice wins Fort Delaware on disqualification

Picko's Pride outsprinted the field in the $50,000 Fort Delaware and crossed the line 1 1/2 lengths in front. His victory was short-lived, however, as he was disqualified and placed seventh for interference at the start of the six-furlong sprint.

Avarice, who finished well to be a clear runner-up to Picko's Pride was placed first. Won the War, the original third-place finisher, who crossed the wire 3 3/4 lengths behind Avarice, was awarded the place. Adirondack King was moved up from fourth to third.

Picko's Pride bore inward at the break, impeding Dagburnit, and then came in again bothering King Henry. The stewards lit the inquiry sign after the race and the riders of both Dagburnit and King Henry lodged claims of foul against Picko's Pride and his jockey, Alex Cintron.

Avarice, trained by John Robb and ridden by Javier Castellano, paid $6.20 to win in the seven-horse field. Picko's Pride covered six furlongs in a quick 1:08.81.

Hardest Core take Cape Henlopen

Hardest Core, never far back in the $50,000 Cape Henlopen Stakes, took the lead nearing the far turn for the second time and drew away for a three-length victory in the 1 1/2-mile turf race.

The win was Hardest Core's fifth win from 10 career starts and his fourth in his last five outings. He is trained by Edward Graham and was ridden by Luis Saez.

Talk Show Man, forwardly placed throughout, held second by a neck over fast-closing Holiday Star.

Vince Lentini More than 1 year ago
Abel Lezcano won a stakes race...wow
Frank Reach More than 1 year ago
Galiana ran a monster race. Winning Image cleared on a very speed favoring track and Galiana comes and dusts this field. It will be very interesting to see what's next. Very impressive.