Fair Grounds: Fever Sidelines Delaunay’s Thanksgiving Day Handicap Bid

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Delaunay and jockey Rosie Napravnik win the 2013 Grade 2 Churchill Downs Handicap Delaunay and jockey Rosie Napravnik win the 2013 Grade 2 Churchill Downs Handicap

Tom Amoss-trainee Delaunay will not start in the Thanksgiving Day Handicap at the Fair Grounds as planned, due to a fever. According to the Daily Racing Form, Amoss said the 6-year-old gelding did not finish his feed Friday night and registered a 103-degree fever Saturday morning.

Delaunay, by Smoke Glacken out of the Coronado’s Quest mare Perilous Night, has not raced since a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Alfred Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga on Aug. 4. Before that, he enjoyed a six-race winning streak with three stakes wins at the Fair Grounds, including last year’s Thanksgiving Day Handicap, and capped by a Grade 2 win in the Churchill Downs Stakes. He went in to this summer’s Vanderbilt following a second-place effort in the Iowa Sprint Handicap on June 28.

Amoss hopes his horse will not have to miss much training. If he recovers well, Amoss is contemplating a shot at the F. W. Gaudin Memorial at the Fair Grounds on Jan. 25.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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  • Mimi Hunter

    I hope this one turns out ok. Prayers and wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.

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