07/18/2009 12:00AM

Livin Lovin likely for CCA Oaks


Livin Lovin, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 2, $250,000 Delaware Oaks, was scratched Saturday morning. But that doesn't mean she will run in Sunday's $1 million Delaware Handicap where she also was entered.

Instead, it is likely that trainer Steve Klesaris will send the 3-year-old Livin Lovin to Belmont Park for next Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks. Livin Lovin, winner of the Grade 3 Tempted in New York last fall, would have to face older horses for the first time if she goes in the 1 1/4-mile Del Cap.

Bon Jovi Girl, winner of the Susan's Girl at Delaware park on June 20, will inherit the role of favorite in a field of six for the Oaks.

Three other horses were withdrawn from the other two stakes on Saturday's card at Delaware Park.

P V Lightening and Ready Set were early scratches, leaving a field of six to contest the $100,000 R.R.M. Carpenter Jr. Memorial Stakes. Ready Set, winner of last year's West Virginia Derby, finished last making his turf debut in the Double Feint overnight stakes Thursday at Belmont.

Precious Princess, cross-entered in Sunday's Light Hearted Stakes, was scratched from the Grade 3, $200,000 Robert Dick Memorial Stakes.