07/08/2017 6:41PM

Guilty Twelve by a nose in Robert G. Dick Memorial

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Guilty Twelve (black blinkers) wins the Robert G. Dick at Delaware Park for her first stakes win.

The Grade 3 Robert G. Dick Memorial is a 1 3/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares, and Guilty Twelve needed every inch of it to defeat the favored Zipessa on Saturday at Delaware Park.

Guilty Twelve, a 3-year-old daughter of Giant's Causeway, is now 4 for 7 since being sent to the United States and trainer Graham Motion as a maiden prior to the 2016 season. Owned and bred by Merry Fox Stud, she got her first stakes win in the $200,000 Dick Memorial.

Guilty Twelve paid $22.40 in the nine-horse field. She was ridden by Chris DeCarlo and was timed in 2:17.23.

"She is a tough filly," Motion said. "She is very honest, and she really knows where the wire is, that is for sure," Motion said. "Chris gave her a beautiful ride. I think she is improving, and she is beautifully bred."

Motion has now won eight of the 21 runnings of the Dick Memorial.

"It is funny how this race has been so good to me," Motion said. "It really is extraordinary. But this is a race I always have in mind because it seems like we always have a filly for this category.  Obviously, it is one of my favorite races these days."

Bishop's Pond went to the early lead and was shadowed by 6-5 Zipessa, who moved up on her outside nearing the second of three turns. Zipessa and jockey Joe Bravo took control at the top of the final bend, opened up, then just failed to last.

Guilty Twelve and third-place finisher Gone Away raced at the back of the field early. Guilty Twelve began to advance three wide on the final turn, with Gone Away to her outside. Guilty Twelve steadily cut into Zipessa's lead in the final furlong and was up to win by a nose. It was a head back from Zippessa to Gone Away.

Guilty Twelve is now 4 for 10 in her career with earnings of $238,067.

Happyness, Motion's other entrant, checked along the inner rail on the far turn and dropped back to last. The stewards conducted an inquiry, and jockey Feargal Lynch lodged an objection against Paige and rider Eric Cancel, who were just to their outside.

The stewards ultimately let the order of finish stand. Paige finished sixth, and Happyness was seventh.

Dashing Beauty: Gonzalez runners first and second

Trainer Claudio Gonzalez sent out the top two finishers in the $50,000 Dashing Beauty Stakes, a six-furlong stakes for fillies and mares.

Spanish Concert set the early pace but was soon joined from the outside by Bodacious Babe and Malibu Princess. Meanwhile, Gonzalez's runners, My Magician and Sweet On Smokey, raced near the back of the eight-horse field.

Sweet on Smokey, who won this race a year ago, came running to take the lead in the final sixteenth, but My Magician was in another gear and was up to win by a nose at the wire.

My Magician, whom Gonzalez claimed for $25,000 in her most recent start May 19, paid $29.80. She covered the distance in 1:10.21.

My Magician, a 5-year-old Maryland-bred daughter of Street Magician, is now 4 for 23.

Bodacious Babe finished third, a half-length behind Sweet On Smokey. Malibu Princess was fourth, another length back.

Cape Henlopen: Postulation leads throughout

Jockey Alex Cintron rationed out Postulation's speed in the $50,000 Cape Henlopen, a 1 1/2-mile turf race, and then the horse pulled away in the stretch to win by six lengths.

Postulation is trained by Eddie Graham, who won the 2014 Cape Henlopen with Hardest Core, who in his next start would upset the Grade 1 Arlington Million. Postulation is owned by Gregory, Caroline, and Andrew Bentley, who were the majority owners of Hardest Core.

Postulation, a 5-year-old Irish import, paid $24.20. He set fractions of 25.85 seconds, 51.79, 1:17.18, and 1:42.50 en route to a final time of 2:30.23.

Street Fashion, who took a run at the winner on the final turn, finished second. Aquaphobia, who also was forwardly placed throughout, was third, a nose behind Street Fashion.