10/29/2011 5:36PM

Monmouth: Deliburnsky takes control of Jersey Juvenile for colts

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Deliburnsky, ridden by Pedro Cotto Jr., romps in the colts division of the Jersey Juvenile.

Deliburnsky, allowed to loaf through an opening half-mile in 46.84 seconds, cruised to an easy six-length victory in the colts division of Saturday’s $60,000 Jersey Juvenile at Monmouth Park.

“We were able to go so slow up front and from there it was pretty easy,” said winning jockey Pedro Cotto Jr.  “This horse is very good and when he can go that slow it makes it even better for him.  He handled the muddy track perfectly today.”

 Racing for the first time since flashing high speed and fading to ninth in the Grade 3 Sapling on Labor Day weekend, Deliburnsky ($2.80) completed the six furlongs on a sloppy, sealed track in 1:11.23.

Trained by Tony Wilson, Deliburnsky has now won 2 of 4 starts for his owners, the Happy Tenth Stable.

Final Forest rallied to get second in the field of six New Jersey-bred 2-year-olds. Chief Carlson nosed out Rocketstar Life for third.

In the $60,000 fillies division of the Jersey Juvenile, Salad Girl ($5) prevailed by 1 ¼ lengths as the second choice in a five-horse field.

Don Six’s Number, the 7-5 favorite, finished second, 4 ¼ lengths ahead of Geeky Gorgeous.

“I tried to stay on the outside part of the track,” said winning jockey Elvis Trujillo.  “She settled pretty nicely for me and handled the mud very well.”

Salad Girl, trained by Ed Plesa Jr., has now won 2 of 3 career starts. She covered the six furlongs in 1:12.35.