02/08/2010 12:00AM

Lake pair may switch spots in Philly rematch


When the Scott Lake-trained stablemates faced each other last month, the 6-year-old Indian Delight beat the 4-year-old Threetimesawonder by nearly six lengths.

But even though Indian Delight had to steady in the stretch run while losing by just a half-length and Threetimesawonder had no visible excuse in finishing fourth, there are logical reasons to believe the tables could be turned when they are rematched in Tuesday's featured ninth race at Philadelphia Park.

The first-level allowance for fillies and mares drew a field of eight going 6 1/2 furlongs.

Indian Delight will be making just her second start since joining Lake's barn after racing primarily in New York for David Duggan since June 2008. But she has already failed to clear her first allowance condition five times and is winless in six starts since taking a high-priced starter allowance at Saratoga in August 2008.

Lake, off to a cold start in 2010 at Philly Park with just 7 wins in 92 starts - less than half his 2009 winning percentage locally of 15 percent - doesn't win too frequently for Indian Delight's owner, Louis Zito. The team is just 6 for 62 (9 percent) the last five years, according to DRF's Formulator.

In contrast, Ben Mondello and Adam Russo are two of Lake's prime clients. He has won with 43 of 183 starters (23 percent) owned by those partners since 2009, and an even healthier 28 percent (109 of 389) the last five years.

Threetimesawonder, who has won 2 of her last 3 starts, will be making her second start since Lake claimed her for $25,000 in December.

The biggest threat to Lake's uncoupled pair is Affluent Lady, who returns to the allowance ranks after a pair of confidence-building victories against conditioned claimers and starter allowance foes. Making her first start off the claim for trainer Juan Guerrero, the 5-year-old Affluent Lady earned the best last-race Beyer Speed Figure in Tuesday's field - an 80 - when she crushed seven rivals by nearly seven lengths on Jan. 9.