Digest: Glib favored in Dave's Friend Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park

November 25, 2011|Sports Digest

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Glib favored at Laurel in Dave's Friend Stakes

After an impressive performance in the Maryland Million Nursery two starts back, Glib makes his second appearance at Laurel Park in the $75,000 Dave's Friend Stakes on Saturday. The six-furlong test drew seven 2-year-olds. Glib, the 8-5 morning-line favorite, was a 4-1/2-length winner of the Nursery for trainer Jerry Robb at odds of 5-1 off a maiden score at Charles Town in his debut. This month at Aqueduct, the son of Great Notion was bumped leaving the starting gate and was a well-beaten third as the betting choice in the Lord Henry Stakes. "He is doing really well," Robb said. "If you watch the replay of the race in New York, everyone got bothered except the winner. We came away dead last and had no chance to win. Hopefully, he bounces back to the way he ran on Maryland Million Day." Mario Pino will ride Glib. Dane Kobiskie could start a pair of freshman runners: Oil Rig, who finished off the board as a 4-5 favorite in Thursday's seventh race, and Doe, a filly who was fourth in Saturday's Smart Halo Stakes. The entry is the 9-5 second choice on the morning line. Oil Rig had been in the money in six of his previous seven races. The son of Henny Hughes was seventh in his only stakes try, the Laurel Futurity. "It is not out of the question for him to come back Saturday," said Kobiskie, who has 100 wins this year, including 54 at the major Maryland tracks. "We have been having success with quick turnarounds with some of our horses." Alberto Delgado, who has ridden 18 of Kobiskie's 25 winners at Laurel during the stand, is named to ride both of Kobiskie's entries. Deliburnsky (5-2) was a six-length winner of the Jersey Juvenile, his most recent start. Pedro Cotto is the only rider he has known after two victories in four tries for trainer Tony Wilson. Maiden winner Trippi's Secret (10-1) and 20-1 longshots Field Artillery and Champ's Metal, both from the John Salzman Sr. barn, complete the field.

College swimming: UMBC senior Abbey McKenney and junior Pierre De Waal took top honors as America East Female and Male Swimmers of the Week, respectively. This is the second weekly honor of the season for both. … Salisbury senior Joe Wisda was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Athlete of the Week.

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Redskins: Rookie wide receiver Niles Paul was able to participate in parts of practice this week, but coach Mike Shanahan said he's still at least a week away from returning to the lineup. He will not be available Sunday at Seattle.

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