Horse-For-Course Dream Marie Upsets Obeah Stakes

Miracles International Trading’s Dream Marie posted an upset victory in the $100,000 Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park today. The Obeah is the local prep for the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap to be run on July 10th.

With Joe Bravo aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Graydar won by a 1 3/4-lengths and returned $19.40 in the field of seven. Miss Marissa, with Daniel Centeno, finished second. It was another a 2-lengths farther back to Market Rumor, with Chris Landeros., in third. The 6-to-5 favorite, Bajan Girl with Paco Lopez, finished fourth. Dream Marie covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.40 on a sloppy main track.

The Obeah Stakes was the first career stakes victory for the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Matthew Williams. She raised her career record to five wins from 20 starts with earnings of $297,420.

Last year, Dream Marie teamed up with jockey Joe Bravo for a second-place finish in Delaware Oaks at odds of 9-to-1.

“She really likes this course,” said winning jockey Joe Bravo. “The last time she was on this course she was a very game second a heart-beat from winning. Today, as I was expecting, when she turned for home, she really kicked off nicely.”

Trainer Matthew Williams was never discouraged after her previous race when she ran fifth at Gulfstream Park on May 7 and he has the Delaware Handicap under consideration for her.

“She really likes being here at Delaware,” said winning trainer Matthew Williams. “She ran really well here last year and she was only beaten a half-length. She has been training really well. In her last race, she finished last but that was against boys. In that race she ran the time I was expecting because I was not expecting the winner to run in 1:34, but even in that race I thought she ran the race we were expecting. It did not end the way we wanted, but she was off for three months and she trained really well since then. The Delaware Handicap is definitely a consideration. It is a mile and a quarter, so we have to think about it, but she really likes it here at Delaware, so we got a lot to think about.”

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