Temple City Terror tops the Robert G. Dick Memorial
Wilmington, Del., July 5, 2022 — Pocket Aces Racing’s Temple City Terror tops the $200,000 Grade III Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile and three-eighths turf affair for fillies and mares has attracted a field of ten. The Robert G. Dick Memorial has been carded as the sixth race with an approximate post time of 3:00 p.m.
In her most recent, the 6-year-old daughter of Temple City, posted a half-length triumph in the mile and a half $160,000 Keertana Stakes over the Churchill Downs turf course on May 28. In her only other outing this season, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Brendan Walsh finished fifth in a mile and a sixteenth turf allowance at Keeneland on April 14.
“She came out of her race at Churchill Downs in good shape and her workouts since have been solid, so we are pretty confident she is going to run a good race on Saturday,” said trainer Brendan Walsh. “Considering her recent form and her experience, this should be a really good for spot for her.”
Last year, Temple City Terror won the the Keertana Stakes at Churchill Downs before running third in the Robert G. Dick Memorial. She followed by closing her 2021 campaign with a third in the mile and a half $250,000 Gr. II Glenn Falls at Saratoga. Before making any plans beyond Saturday though, her connections are focused on the Robert G. Dick Memorial.
“We will see how Saturday goes first,” trainer Brendan Walsh said. “The main thing is she is doing good coming into this race and we hope she runs a good race. Maybe we can go one or two better than we did last year in this race. That is what we are thinking about now.”
Temple City Terror has a career record of five wins, four seconds, and five thirds from 24 starts with earnings of $435,718.
Trainer H. Graham Motion will be going for his ninth career victory in the Robert G. Dick Memorial when he sends Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Sister Otoole postward. Since Motion won the Delaware Handicap with Power Play in 1997, he has made a point of making sure he has starters in the big Delaware Park races. He has also won the Delaware Oaks twice and he has won the Robert G. Dick Memorial eight of the 25 renewals. He won the Robert G. Dick with Guilty Twelve (2017), Real Smart (2016), Caprice (2009), Rosinka (2007), Alternate (2003 and 2004), New Economy (2002) and Bursting Forth (1999).
Sister Otoole will be bringing a career record of two wins, four seconds and three thirds from 15 starts with earnings of $198,032 into the race. In her most recent, the 5-year-old daughter of Amira’s Prince was fourth in the mile and three-eighths $200,000 Gr. II Sheepshead Bay at Belmont on May 7. Previously, the Florida-bred finished fourth in the mile and a half $150,000 Gr. III Orchid at Gulfstream Park on April 2.
$200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial
For fillies & mares 3-year-olds and upward
at a mile and three-eighths (Turf)
# HORSE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY Wg OD
1 Key Biscayne Arindel Juan Alvarado Daniel Centeno 118 12-1
2 Belle Belisa GoldMark & Applegate Michael Dickinson Tyler Conner 118 10-1
3 Treasure Trails Lucille Bishop Cara Holtzinger Angel Moreno 118 15-1
4 La Lune Alex Frost Edward Vaughan Angel Suarez 118 5-1
5 Sister Otoole Eclipse Thoroughbred H. Graham Motion Kendrick Carmouche 118 10-1
6 Stand Tall Humphrey & Ashbrook George Arnold II Feargal Lynch 118 4-1
7 Whimsical Muse USA Thor & Cavallino Kelly Breen Albin Jimenez 122 8-1
8 Gladys Dede McGehee Kelsey Danner Jaime Rodriguez 122 10-1
9 Luck Money Catherine Mills Arnaud Delacour Mychel Sanchez 118 6-1
10 Temple City Terror Pocket Aces Racing Brendan Walsh Umberto Rispoli 124 3-1