Mill Ridge & Nicoma News

Delightful Joy wins at Monmouth.

August 24, 2015

Mill Ridge Farm foaled and raised the 3yo filly DELIGHTFUL JOY, winner of the Monmouth Oaks.

Saturday, MONMOUTH OAKS-GIII, $111,000, MTH, 8-22, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:43.74, ft.
1-DELIGHTFUL JOY, 120, f, 3, by Tapit - Graeme Six (GSW & GISP, $338,854), by Graeme Hall
($105,000 2yo '14 OBSAPR). O-Sheep Pond Partners, Robert V. LaPenta & Bradley Thoroughbreds; B-Besilu Stables, LLC (KY); T-Chad C Brown; J-Paco Lopez. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 5-3-0-1, $139,200

Delightful Joy trying two turns for the first time here, the chestnut bided her time off moderate early splits of :23.05 and :46.91. She began to advance entering the far turn and came charging after the leaders once swung out for the drive.  Delightful Joy inhaled those rivals down the lane and won going away. "I was told to get a good start and
see where I was after the break," winning jockey Paco Lopez said. "I wanted to be comfortable and I tucked in
a little behind. I knew that feeling with her from the first time I rode her. I just started to get her going and
was looking for a hole. When I asked her, she gave me everything she had. She is a really nice filly." The
talented racemare Graeme Six (Graeme Six) produced a Bernardini colt in 2013; and an Unbridled's Song colt in