09/16/2003 11:00PM

Lake sets Delaware record for wins


Trainer Scott Lake set a single-season record for wins at Delaware Park by saddling three winners on Wednesday's program.

First-time starter Charismatic Caller ($14.40), ridden by Roberto Alvarado, won the sixth race, a six-furlong maiden race for 2-year-olds, giving Lake his record-setting 88th victory of the meet. Tim Ritchey held the previous record of 87, set in 2001.

Alvarado and Lake also combined to win the second race with 5-year-old sprinter Heroic Sight ($5.60), and the fifth race, taken off the turf, with 4-year-old filly Ideveter ($4.20).

Last year, Lake, 38, won Delaware's training title with 84 wins, just missing Ritchey's record total.

"This is something we were striving for when we started this meet," Lake said. "Last year, we fell short, so this was something we definitely had our eye on this year."