06/20/2012 5:30PM

Hollywood Park: Vanity winner pointed for Delaware Handicap

Shigeki Kikkawa
Love Theway Youare, with Garrett Gomez riding, wins the Vanity.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Love Theway Youare, the upset winner of the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap last Saturday, is being pointed for the $750,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park on July 21.

Raxon Cho, the son of owner-trainer Myung Kwon Cho, said his father does not plan to start the filly at Del Mar this summer.

The Grade 2 Delaware Handicap is run over 1 1/4 miles and has been mentioned as a possible target for Royal Delta, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic last year.

“We’re thinking of the Delaware Handicap because of the distance,”

Raxon Cho said. “It’s really perfect for her. We haven’t made any final decision.”

Love Theway Youare, 4, has won 3 of 19 starts and $362,990. The Vanity Handicap was her first stakes win. Ridden by Garrett Gomez, Love Theway Youare closed from last in a field of six to win the race over 1 1/8 miles by 2 1/2 lengths over 3-5 favorite Include Me Out.

The Cho stable will be based at Hollywood Park this summer, and has seven 2-year-olds, including a half-brother to Love Theway Youare by first-crop sire Street Hero. Raxon Cho said his father “won’t stop talking about every single one” of his 2-year-olds. The group includes a full-brother to Street Hero, a stallion by Street Cry.

Myung Kwon Cho missed the Vanity Handicap. He was attending Raxon’s high school graduation. Raxon said he plans to enroll in the University of Arizona’s Racetrack Industry Program this fall.


Zakk W. More than 1 year ago
Common Cho! You win a Grade 1 & all of a sudden you are gonna take on the big girls. I don't think she's in the same leaque as Royal Delta & It's Tricky. I know the further distances are probably ideal for Love Theway Youare, why not beat up on the weak opposition in So. Calif & then take on the superstars? Anyways good luck..........
Lenny Mamola More than 1 year ago
1 1/8 in 1:51 and change, and run against Royal Delta???