Cho­rus Line a sin­gu­lar sen­sa­tion

Daily Racing Form National Digital Edition - - Front Page - By David Gren­ing

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Ed­ward DeLauro has no­ticed sev­eral dif­fer­ences be­tween train­ing Thor­ough­breds and train­ing Stan­dard­breds, some­thing he did for nearly 30 years.

“It’s a whole dif­fer­ent ball­game,” said DeLauro, 71. “These horses are very frag­ile, sound­ness-wise; it’s tough to keep them to­gether. The trot­ters, you can run them through a build­ing and they’ll run the next day.”

One sim­i­lar­ity be­tween train­ing the two breeds is that it’s good to have a fast horse in the right race. DeLauro ap­pears to have Cho­rus Line prop­erly spot­ted in a sec­ond-level op­tional $62,500 claim­ing race Thurs­day at Aqueduct. The race, the sev­enth on an eigh­trace card, will be run at a mile and 70 yards.

DeLauro got into the Thor­ough­bred busi­ness about eight months ago when a friend left him three horses in a will. He also started claim­ing horses and won a five-way shake to get Cho­rus Line for $20,000 at Bel­mont last Oc­to­ber from a six-fur­long race the filly won by 23 1/4 lengths.

Cho­rus Line then won her first start for DeLauro, a sev­en­fur­long starter al­lowance, by eight lengths at Aqueduct. In her last two starts, both go­ing two turns over the in­ner track, Cho­rus Line has an al­lowance win and a sec­ond in the Ladies Hand­i­cap. Granted, Cho­rus Line was beaten 13 1/2 lengths by Won­der Gal in the Ladies, but she’s not fac­ing Won­der Gal here.

“She’s very ver­sa­tile – she’s won at six [fur­longs] and she’s won at seven,” DeLauro said. “Ev­ery time she won, she just sprinted off, so I thought she could go a lit­tle fur­ther. She’s

a qual­ity filly. She’s go­ing to be pretty tough on Thurs­day.”

Sa­muel Ca­ma­cho rides from post 2.

True His­tory won at this level Jan. 20, run­ning down odds-on fa­vorite La Ines­per­ada. She was not of­fered for the claim­ing tag that day. She is in for the $62,500 on Thurs­day.

Camille Claudel, a 6-year-old mare, is also be­ing of­fered for the claim­ing price and is drop­ping out of two stakes tries.

KEY CON­TENDERS

Cho­rus Line, by Parad­ing Last 3 Bey­ers: 75-87-68

◗ Con­trolled the pace from the in­side in win­ning a firstlevel al­lowance race here Dec. 11. The sec­ond- and third-place fin­ish­ers came back to win al­lowance races.

◗ Was no match for Won­der Gal but fin­ished two lengths clear for sec­ond in the Ladies Hand­i­cap.

True His­tory, by Yes It’s True Last 3 Bey­ers: 81-79-63

◗ Never left the rail while run­ning by heavy fa­vorite La Ines­per­ada in her first start for trainer Ray Han­dal, who has had a nice win­ter meet, win­ning with four of nine starters.

◗ Her lone bad ef­fort from her last six starts came on a sloppy track. Con­di­tions should be dry Thurs­day.

Oa­sis at Mid­night, by Mid­night Lute Last 3 Bey­ers: 76-80-80

◗ Doesn’t win of­ten – she’s 4 for 42 – but she has a his­tory of spic­ing up ex­otics at a nice price. In two of her last five starts, she fin­ished sec­ond at odds of 57-1 and 39-1.

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