Horse racing newsletter: Don’t forget, racing today at Del Mar
Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing newsletter as we encourage you to wear a mask while reading the stewards’ rulings.
Before we get to the good stuff, a few updates on the Kentucky Derby, courtesy of Churchill Down and Del Mar publicity.
--Authentic finished his works with a 1:12.40 for six furlongs at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was his fourth consecutive bullet work. “Authentic is really doing well. I see him turning the corner,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “Both of my horses (Authentic and Thousand Words), I think they’re live. We just need some luck, you never know what is going to happen with that many horses in there.” Both Baffert trainees get to Kentucky on Monday.
--Attachment Rate completed his final major Derby preparation with a work of 1:01.20 over the Churchill Downs dirt on Sunday. “I thought his race at Ellis made him worthy of trying the Derby,” said trainer Dale Romans. “This was his second work back from the [Ellis Park Derby] and we wanted to put a nice five-eighths move in him. He ran well over the winter in both the Gotham and the Unbridled. He hung in there pretty well to finish second behind Art Collector at Ellis.”
--Tiz the Law, the favorite for the Derby, did a little shedrow walking on Sunday and will fly to Churchill from New York on Monday. (Note: Guardian of the language and friend Ron Flatter, who contributes to the newsletter, correctly pointed out that with all the future book money on Tiz the Law, he is not a “presumptive” favorite as I have written, but the flat-out favorite.
--Rushie is no longer in consideration for the Derby but will instead run in the $500,000 Pat Day Mile.
--It’s looking like this could be the final lineup of Derby starters, at least until Tuesday’s draw: Tiz the Law (jockey Manny Franco); Authentic (John Velazquez); Art Collector (Brian Hernandez Jr.); Honor A. P. (Mike Smith); Ny Traffic (Paco Lopez); King Guillermo (Samy Camacho); Thousand Words (Florent Geroux); Max Player (Ricardo Santana Jr.); Enforceable (Adam Beschizza); Major Fed (James Graham); Storm the Court (Julien Leparoux); Attachment Rate (Joe Talamo); Sole Volante (Luca Panici); Finnick the Fierce (Martin Garcia); Winning Impression (Joe Rocco Jr.); Necker Island (Miguel Mena); Money Moves (Javier Castellano).
Now, it’s on to the Monday staple.
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Nothing especially unusual here, although you can see the stewards are serious about the wearing of face coverings and rule identical in two very different cases.
--Jockey Flavien Prat is fined $300 because his use of the riding crop caused a welt on Stela Star during the running of the Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita on May 30. Stela Star finished second by a neck. Prat thought the injury occurred when the horse was leaving the starting gate. The stewards disagreed saying: “After looking at the photos and reviewing the video, we determined that the injury occurred from his riding crop.”
--Jockey Brice Blanc has withdrawn his appeal of a careless riding suspension after riding Goodtingscominpink in the seventh race on Aug. 7 at Del Mar. the stewards ruled that Blanc failed to keep a straight course in the stretch causing his horse to be disqualified from second to third. Blanc served the three days on Aug. 22, 23 and 28.
--Trainer Peter Eurton was fined $100 because one of his employees galloped a horse without a valid license. Thomas Dubaele, Eurton’s assistant trainer, galloped a horse on July 22 without an exercise rider’s license. Dubaele was fined $100 by the stewards on July 26. Eurton said he thought you could gallop a horse with an assistant trainer’s license. Eurton said this was the first time he’s had an assistant trainer.
--Trainer Peter Miller was fined $750 for failing to disclose that his horse, None Above the Law, was a gelding in a timely manner before his race on July 2 at Los Alamitos. Miller did alert the racing office, but it was after scratch time. The horse won the race and a purse of $12,600. The standard trainer’s share would be $1,260.
--Exercise rider Felipe Diaz was fined $50 for galloping on the rail on Aug. 8 when there were horses doing a work behind him. Diaz had to move his horse quickly to get out of the way.
--Trainer Michael McCarthy was fined $100 for failing to properly wear a face covering after being previously warned by safety liaison Miitzuh Carrillo. What was interesting was that racing executives Josh Rubinstein, COO of Del Mar, and Alan Balch, executive director of the California Thoroughbred Trainers, were part of the hearing. According to the stewards, when McCarthy was cited, he tore up the citation in front of Carrillo.
--Groom Martin Campuzano was fine $100 for failing to wear a face covering on Aug. 11. Capuzano apologized and said he would be more responsible in the future.
Del Mar review
The feature on Sunday was the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for 2-year-old Cal-bred fillies going six furlongs. Governor Goteven broke sharply and dueled near the front, eventually shook off the competition at the eighth pole and won by an easy 4 ½ lengths.
Governor Goteven paid $6.80, $3.20 and $2.40. I’m So Anna was second followed by Big Andy, Emma’s Dance, Did You Hear That and Mucha Woman.
Here’s what the winning connections had to say.
Lisa Bernard (winning trainer): “I was feeling a lot of nerves [during the race]. But I trust this filly and she has been training awesome. We had high expectations, but you don’t know until they prove themselves out there, especially with 2-year-olds. In her daily training you can see she wants to run. It’s in her blood. That’s what she wants to do. It definitely is a dream come true. There’s no words to describe it.”
Tiago Pereira (winning jockey): “Lisa [Bernard] said get a good spot with her. She broke really well and we were in a good spot right from the start. I was taking pressure, but she was OK with it. Then she just started to pull away. She’d been training well for this. She’s a nice filly.”
Del Mar preview
There will be five first-time winners, and at least three of them are Cal-breds, on Monday’s nine-race card beginning at 2 p.m. Four of the races are on the turf. That pretty much captures the make-up card. Difficult to believe that there is only one week left in the Del Mar summer meeting.
There is only one allowance/optional claimer, which automatically makes it the feature. The eight race is for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for a purse of $57,000. It’s a pretty balanced field of 10 with Scarto as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for trainer Mike Puype and jockey Umberto Rispoli. He has won three-of-six starts and is coming off a win in a starter allowance. He also won a very minor stakes, the American Fabius, at Gulfstream.
The second choice, at 5-1, is Great Power for Simon Callaghan and Brice Blanc. He won his first race then finished third in an allowance at Santa Anita. His third, and last, start was a fourth in the Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby. This will be Banc’s first trip on the horse. Previous jockeys, Drayden Van Dyke (Bronn) and Flavien Prat (Mecklenburg) are riding other horses in the race. Post is around 5:30 p.m.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 7, 10 (2 also eligible), 7, 10 (3 ae), 9, 11, 8, 10, 11.
Bob Ike’s Dmr pick of the day
SECOND RACE: No. 8 Capital Heat (12-1)
Cal-bred maiden from the Vann Belvoir stable shortens back up to the sprint game after being sent long in her second start. After breaking very slowly in her debut, she showed some run to be third, and then was given the tall order of two-turning next time out. She pressed from a far outside post before tiring and now goes route-to-sprint as she tries to spring the upset.
Sunday’s result: Disappearing Act (10-1) raced three-wide throughout and turned in an even effort when finishing fifth.
Bob Ike is a Partner/VP of Horsebills.com (here’s a video) and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Best Plays and betting strategy).
Ciaran Thornton’s Dmr pick of the day
SECOND RACE: No. 4 Elgofranco (8-1)
Elgofranco makes the third start off the layoff and moves back to turf after fading in the stretch in the last three races going longer. Trainer Ben Cecil is 2-2-1 from his seven races here this summer and jockey Mario Gutierrez has a nice flat bet profit riding for him. A daily double with Impression in third for trainer Bill Spawr, who is 11-19 with favorites in the last year plus. Impression has the top speed and class for a red-hot trainer and jockey who wins 40% for him.
Sunday’s result: Jungle Roar merely whimpered and just ran around the track for exercise.
Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day.
Big races review
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 on Sunday.
Woodbine (2): $101,200 allowance, 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs. Winner: Nevaeh’s Dream ($9.10)
Monmouth (5): $100,000 Charles Hesse III Handicap, NJ-breds 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Prendimi ($8.20)
Woodbine (6): $101,200 allowance, fillies and mares 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs. Winner: Samurai Queen ($8.60)
Woodbine (8): $250,000 Simcoe Stakes, Canada-foaled 2-year-olds, 6 ½ furlongs. Winner: Dragon’s Brew ($8.10)
Woodbine (9): $250,000 Muskoka Stakes, Canada-foaled fillies 2-years-old, 6 ½ furlongs. Winner: El Bayern ($48.00)
Saratoga (9): Grade 3 $125,000 Shuvee Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Letruska ($9.30)
Woodbine (10): $135,000 Algoma Stakes, Canada-foaled fillies 3-years-old, 7 furlongs. Winner: Marjorie’s Dream ($5.60)
Woodbine (11): $135,000 Elgin Stakes, Canada-foaled 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Winner: Told It All ($20.60)
Del Mar (10): $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes, Cal-bred fillies 2-years-old, 6 furlongs. Winner: Governor Goteven ($6.80)
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Now, the stars of the show, Sunday’s results and Monday’s entries.
Del Mar Charts Results for Sunday, August 30.
Copyright 2020 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, California. All finishes confirmed by Plusmic USA. Official program numbers may not correspond with post position. 22nd day of a 28-day meet. Clear & Fast
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $32,000. Time 22.40 46.29 59.16 1:05.96
|6||Broken Finger||120||6||5||6–6||6–6||6–7||5–4¼||Diaz, Jr.||42.50|
|7||Grit City Kid||120||7||4||7||7||7||7||Cedillo||7.30|
|$1 EXACTA (4-5)||$3.60|
|$2 QUINELLA (4-5)||$4.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-5-1-2)||$2.94|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-5-1)||$5.55|
Winner–Rantanen Dbb.c.2 by Creative Cause out of Downhill Diva, by Swiss Yodeler. Bred by Harrington, Morrow, Old School Farm,Heeg & Wiloughby (CA). Trainer: Andrew Lerner. Owner: ERJ Racing, LLC and Homme, Eric. Mutuel Pool $151,359 Exacta Pool $82,571 Quinella Pool $3,922 Superfecta Pool $38,355 Trifecta Pool $54,774. Claimed–Rantanen by Cady, Todd, Featherston, Roger, Jacobs, Gary, Lambert, Jeffrey and Hess Jr. Robert. Trainer: Robert Hess, Jr. Scratched–none.
RANTANEN bumped from the inside at the start, set the pace under pressure, held foe at bay around the turn, shook free in upper stretch and drew away under right-handed urging then in hand nearing the wire. FREERUNNING broke out and bumped leaving the gate, pressed from the outside, asked right-handed at the five-sixteenths, lost contact with the winner in upper stretch and stayed on to hold the place. FOXBOROUGH chased near the inside then moved out a path nearing the turn, continued two wide through the turn and into the stretch, drifted out in the lane under left-handed urging and kept on for a clear third. MANDREW received a shoe repair in the paddock, chased outside a rival then three wide around the bend and lacked a rally. BROKEN FINGER bumped from the inside at the start, tracked four wide into the turn, steered into the two path around the bend and lacked further response. GOVENOR BERNSTEIN broke out and bumped rival, forwardly placed inside a pair of rivals early, dropped back and drifted out around the bend and had nothing left for the stretch. GRIT CITY KID forced out at the start, trailed the field up the backstretch, angled into the three path on the turn and was never a factor.
1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $10,000-$9,000. Time 24.15 49.32 1:14.26 1:26.56 1:39.11
|3||Perfect Ice Storm||120||3||1||1–½||1–½||1–hd||1–1||1–1¼||Gonzalez||9.20|
|2||Take a Leap||120||2||3||2–½||2–1||2–½||3–5||2–1||Pereira||8.00|
|1||Lookout Taylor||120||1||4||6–½||6–1||5–½||5–hd||6–hd||Diaz, Jr.||65.00|
|3||PERFECT ICE STORM||20.40||9.00||5.40|
|2||TAKE A LEAP||10.00||5.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-3)||$40.20|
|$1 EXACTA (3-2)||$66.90|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-3)||$63.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-2-7-5)||$73.17|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-7)||$196.20|
Winner–Perfect Ice Storm Grr.f.4 by He Be Fire N Ice out of Stormin Quality, by Stormin Fever. Bred by Cicero Farms LLC (CA). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: Cicero Farms, LLC. Mutuel Pool $217,976 Daily Double Pool $35,522 Exacta Pool $104,323 Quinella Pool $3,588 Superfecta Pool $43,359 Trifecta Pool $72,070. Claimed–Operatic by Metanoia Racing. Trainer: Paul Aguirre. Scratched–none.
PERFECT ICE STORM sped to the front, showed the way under pressure, dueled with TAKE A LEAP, cleared approaching the eighth pole and kept to task to the wire. TAKE A LEAP pressed the pace inside, dueled into and around the second turn and into the stretch, had rider lost the whip past the eighth pole and held the place under hand urging. ATINA (ARG) stalked off the rail, bid three deep around the second turn then drifted out a bit in the lane and finished willingly outside the top pair. OPERATIC brushed at the start, went four then three wide on the first turn, moved out into the backstretch, took the last turn four to five wide and lacked a serious bid. MIDNIGHT GARDEN stumbled leaving the gate, entered the first turn five wide then moved in a path, remained off the rail to the final turn, went four then three wide around that bend and never threatened. LOOKOUT TAYLOR saved ground throughout and never responded to urging. MAJESTIC DIVA brushed outside rival at the start, steadied off heels early on the first turn, chased in the two path to the stretch and weakened.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.40 46.36 58.75 1:11.67
|2||I'm the Boss of Me||120||1||1||1–½||2–hd||3–6||3–7½||Gonzalez||10.20|
|2||I'M THE BOSS OF ME||3.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-3)||$103.00|
|$1 EXACTA (3-4)||$13.20|
|$2 QUINELLA (3-4)||$11.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-4-2-7)||$6.27|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-4-2)||$24.45|
Winner–Varda B.f.2 by Distorted Humor out of She'll Be Right, by Sky Mesa. Bred by Masters 2013 LLC &Distorted Humor Syndicate (NY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Baoma Corporation. Mutuel Pool $252,336 Daily Double Pool $20,199 Exacta Pool $107,974 Quinella Pool $4,691 Superfecta Pool $34,320 Trifecta Pool $67,131. Scratched–Gravitron, Moonlight d'Oro.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-3-3) paid $35.95. Pick Three Pool $51,922.
VARDA prompted the pace early then moved up to duel for command, took a short lead at the three-eighths, cleared with a furlong to go and inched away under left-handed encouragement and hand urging late. HEELS UP well placed outside the top pair, chased three wide into the lane, asked left-handed in the lane, failed to make an impact on the winner but proved second best. I'M THE BOSS OF ME set the pace inside of VARDA, dueled with that rival into and around the turn, could not keep up approaching the quarter pole, weakened but still finished a clear third. FRACING FAST settled off the pace, went four wide through the turn and was always outrun. QUEENS MAP tracked the top pair in the two path around the bend and weakened.
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $34,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.90 45.45 57.33
|3||With This Vow||122||3||3||3–1||3–1½||2–1||2–½||Van Dyke||4.40|
|4||Brittle and Yoo||120||4||5||5–1||4–hd||4–2||3–1¼||Rispoli||2.30|
|7||Roses and Candy||122||7||6||6–2½||6–2||5–½||7–4¼||Figueroa||20.30|
|3||WITH THIS VOW||5.20||3.20|
|4||BRITTLE AND YOO||2.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)||$68.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-3)||$22.30|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-3)||$25.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-4-6)||$22.29|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-4)||$36.10|
Winner–Miss Fraulein B.f.3 by Strong Mandate out of Sky Fraulein, by Sky Mesa. Bred by Rhineshire Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Gary Barber. Mutuel Pool $363,444 Daily Double Pool $35,790 Exacta Pool $200,352 Quinella Pool $7,026 Superfecta Pool $82,102 Trifecta Pool $135,831. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-3-1) paid $115.85. Pick Three Pool $26,874.
MISS FRAULEIN showed speed from the inside to take command, kicked clear around the turn, kept to task in the lane and won easily. WITH THIS VOW chased outside a rival then two wide into the stretch and held the place. BRITTLE AND YOO stalked the leader from the rail, lacked room and steadied on the turn, moved out into the two path entering the stretch and finished willingly. QUEENSBECCAANDJANE stalked four wide then moved into the three path entering the turn, floated out by rival around the bend then moved back into the three path, came four wide into the stretch and flattened out. SUGAR PICKEL chased outside a rival or two wide to the stretch, angled out and passed tired rivals. DAIRY KID saved ground along the fence, steered out off the rail in the drive and improved position. ROSES AND CANDY broke through the gate and was reloaded, chased between foes, drifted out out and bobbled on the turn, came three wide into the stretch then shifted out in the drive and weakened. ACAI up close early outside the pacesetter, angled to the rail on the turn and faded in the stretch. HAND TIMED.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.15 45.96 58.01 1:04.14
|5||With Due Cause||121||5||9||8–1||8–1||9–½||9–1¾||Hernandez||12.10|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-6)||$17.80|
|$1 EXACTA (6-9)||$11.20|
|$2 QUINELLA (6-9)||$21.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-9-2-4)||$99.60|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-9-2)||$36.50|
Winner–Colt Fiction Ch.g.5 by Ministers Wild Cat out of Devilish Pro, by Eddington. Bred by Robert Mitchell (CA). Trainer: William Spawr. Owner: Manoogian, Jay and Manoogian, Julie. Mutuel Pool $412,349 Daily Double Pool $44,645 Exacta Pool $193,978 Quinella Pool $6,782 Superfecta Pool $108,732 Trifecta Pool $152,094. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-1-6) paid $33.10. Pick Three Pool $110,336. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-3-1-6) 4 correct paid $304.00. Pick Four Pool $183,366. 50-Cent Pick Five (4-3-3-1-6) 5 correct paid $576.35. Pick Five Pool $580,123.
COLT FICTION dueled for command inside a rival, pressured from both sides into the turn, cleared at the quarter pole and drew away under hand urging. HOLLYWOOD'S BEST off a bit slow to begin, stalked off the inside, steadied between foes at the three-eighths, traveled two wide into the stretch, angled out and finished well. STARSHIP CHEWBACCA chased outside a rival then went up to challenge between foes, angled to the rail on the turn and flattened in the final furlong. TENGAS MASTERPIECE sandwiched at the start, angled to the inside, swung five wide and rallied belatedly and picked up a minor award. SPUD chased outside the top pair, took aim four wide leaving the turn, came in some at the top of the lane then back out and weakened in the drive. QUESTION AUTHORITY settled off the pace, took the turn two wide and lacked further response. JUNGLE ROAR stumbled and bumped foe at the start, traveled near the back of the field, went three wide into the lane and proved no menace. ENDLESS TALE chased the pace inside then moved closer into the turn, checked approaching the three-eighths pole, kept inside to the lane and weakened. WITH DUE CAUSE broke in and bumped rival leaving the gate then shifted out, went four wide around the bend and faded. JACK COOL dueled outside the winner then chased three wide leaving the turn, steered out in the lane and gave way.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $34,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 23.00 47.33 1:11.59 1:23.26 1:35.09
|2||Mr Right Now||119||2||8||7–½||7–hd||7–hd||7–2½||6–1¼||Figueroa||54.90|
|7||Strike It Lucky||119||7||2||3–1||4–½||8||8||8||Hernandez||17.70|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-1)||$31.60|
|$1 EXACTA (1-8)||$20.50|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-8)||$20.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-8-6-5)||$12.21|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-8-6)||$28.60|
Winner–Rip City Grr.g.3 by City Zip out of Sikara (IRE), by Aussie Rules. Bred by Darwin Krenz (KY). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Little Red Feather Racing and Sterling Stables, LLC. Mutuel Pool $307,500 Daily Double Pool $39,468 Exacta Pool $177,827 Quinella Pool $6,111 Superfecta Pool $73,575 Trifecta Pool $111,382. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-6-1) paid $41.60. Pick Three Pool $140,213.
RIP CITY bumped leaving the gate, stalked a bit off the rail, came out a bit into the far turn then bid bid between rivals at the three-eighths, dueled with BUD KNIGHT around the bend, shook free at the three-sixteenths pole, fought with CITY RAGE through the stretch and gamely prevailed. CITY RAGE traveled near the back of the field, raced outside a rival then advanced four wide into the far turn, closed in and ranged up three deep then four wide into the stretch, challenged RIP CITY in the late stages, dug in late but got denied. BUD KNIGHT settled off the pace early, bid three deep at the three-eighths pole, dueled around the bend then chased three wide into the stretch, weakened but held the show. TALLIEN (IRE) settled a bit off the rail, angled out on the second turn and went evenly through the final furlong. MONTANA MOON broke in and bumped at the start, stalked inside then moved out into the two path, asked but failed to find the needed rally. MR RIGHT NOW off slow to begin, tucked inside on the first turn, saved ground to the stretch and was never a factor. BIG CHEDDAR sped clear and set the pace near the inside, got headed at the three-eighths and lost command shortly after, lost ground around the turn and faded. STRIKE IT LUCKY stalked off the rail, checked off heels at the three-eighths pole, dropped back on the far turn and could not regain momentum. FOLLOWING A STEWARDS' INQUIRY, THE STEWARDS RULED THAT ALTHOUGH RIP CITY DID COME OUT SLIGHTLY ENTERING THE FAR TURN CAUSING STRIKE IT LUCKY TO STEADY, IT DID NOT COST STRIKE IT LUCKY A CHANCE AT A BETTER PLACING AND THERE WOULD BE NO CHANGE. HAND TIMED.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $27,000. Waiver Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000. Time 22.01 45.60 58.48 1:11.32
|8||Etterbay Ucklay||124||7||2||5–1½||4–hd||4–1||3–2½||Valdivia, Jr.||5.40|
|4||Tribal War Chant||124||4||6||4–1||6–2||8||8||Hernandez||5.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-1)||$74.00|
|$1 EXACTA (1-3)||$46.10|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-3)||$50.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-8-9)||$192.99|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-8)||$115.65|
Winner–Natural History B.g.3 by Competitive Edge out of Rapid Ransom, by Red Ransom. Bred by Paget Bloodstock & Galtee Bloodstock (KY). Trainer: Robert B. Hess, Jr.. Owner: Anderson, Robert, Kenly, Steven, Kilgore, Tom, Lambert, Jeffrey, Mueller, Martin, Parrent, Richard,. Mutuel Pool $288,418 Daily Double Pool $34,670 Exacta Pool $154,067 Quinella Pool $5,261 Superfecta Pool $58,600 Trifecta Pool $94,884. Claimed–Tribal War Chant by RB Racing LLC. Trainer: Jeff Bonde. Scratched–Surfside Sunset.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-1-1) paid $52.50. Pick Three Pool $117,957.
NATURAL HISTORY trailed well behind the field early, saved ground around the turn then moved off the rail, flew late and inhaled the runner-up, drawing clear late. NESBITT chased the speed early then vied between rivals, took command into the stretch, kicked clear but was overtaken in the final sixteenth. ETTERBAY UCKLAY chased four wide into the turn, moved into the three path then angled back out entering the stretch, bumped by inside rival at the eighth pole and gained the show. CONTE CAVOUR tracked off the inside, angled in on the turn, came two wide into the stretch and lacked a bid. UNCAPTURED HERO showed speed and took the early lead, set the pace under pressure to the outside, vied with a pair of rivals around the turn and into the stretch and gave way in the lane. NEXT FLIGHT bumped leaving the gate, lacked early speed, went five wide through the turn and was never a factor. TERRIBLE TED pressed from the outside then vied three deep, chased the top pair into the lane, drifted out and bumped rival at the eighth pole and faded. TRIBAL WAR CHANT broke out and bumped foe at the start, chased four wide into the lane, tired and was not persevered with.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $19,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.75 46.32 59.22 1:12.15
|3||Poise to Strike||124||2||1||1–hd||2–hd||3–hd||3–ns||Cedillo||3.40|
|11||U. S. Danger||121||10||4||2–hd||3–½||5–3||7–1¼||Gutierrez||6.70|
|7||Mr Show Off||121||6||7||8–3||9–4||9–2||9–2¼||Gonzalez||83.60|
|5||Gee Gee Whiz||121||4||10||10–1||10–2½||10–6||10–6½||Diaz, Jr.||78.80|
|3||POISE TO STRIKE||3.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-10)||$482.60|
|$1 EXACTA (10-12)||$219.80|
|$2 QUINELLA (10-12)||$101.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (10-12-3-4)||$536.64|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-12-3)||$580.20|
Winner–Hoop Dream Grr.g.4 by Lakerville out of Ruff Proof, by Idiot Proof. Bred by Gaylord Ailshie, David Bernstein &Sandy Weinstock (CA). Trainer: David Bernstein. Owner: Aidekman, Alan, Ailshie, Diane and Bernstein, David. Mutuel Pool $309,132 Daily Double Pool $35,547 Exacta Pool $171,575 Quinella Pool $7,021 Superfecta Pool $83,559 Trifecta Pool $115,717. Scratched–Follow the Lute.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-1-10) paid $868.55. Pick Three Pool $77,386.
HOOP DREAM well placed three deep behind the speedy quartet, chased four wide into the lane, angled out in upper stretch, closed in and overhauled the runner-up. AIR JOCKEY attended the pace four deep, challenged five wide into the lane, took command in upper stretch, cleared near the eighth pole but yielded to the winner. POISE TO STRIKE sped to the front, vied inside then two wide into the stretch, fought back to the eighth pole, weakened late but saved the show. HOT SOCKS vied between foes and three wide into the lane, could not keep pace in the final furlong and got edged for the show. ZIYANAIR bumped leaving the gate, traveled near the rear of the field, went four then five wide around the turn, came out in the lane and summoned a mild rally late. MOST SANDISFACTORY chased between then outside a rival, came out into the stretch and failed to rally. U. S. DANGER vied three deep between, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. PAPA'S HONEY chased from the inside and lacked a rally. MR SHOW OFF raced two then three wide on the turn and never threatened. GEE GEE WHIZ hesitated and broke slowly, raced near the back of the field, exited the bend three wide and was never a factor. ROBBER BARON bumped at the start, traveled three wide into the turn, four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.44 45.27 56.77
|9||Cruel Intention||124||9||3||9||8–½||6–½||3–1¼||Van Dyke||8.40|
|8||Thanks Mr. Eidson||120||8||5||5–½||7–1||5–½||6–ns||Hernandez||8.90|
|1||Seven Scents||124||1||7||7–½||5–hd||7–1||7–1½||Valdivia, Jr.||14.90|
|7||Shake N Fries||117||7||2||6–½||6–hd||8–½||8–1||Centeno||57.70|
|3||Devil Made Me Doit||120||3||6||3–hd||4–1||4–hd||9||Gutierrez||2.50|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (10-4)||$676.40|
|$1 EXACTA (4-5)||$198.90|
|$2 QUINELLA (4-5)||$211.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-5-9-6)||$1,016.92|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-5-9)||$1,237.45|
Winner–Tilted Towers B.g.4 by Atreides out of Rich Love, by Not For Love. Bred by John Liviakis (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Little Red Feather Racing. Mutuel Pool $389,627 Daily Double Pool $35,733 Exacta Pool $208,721 Quinella Pool $7,259 Superfecta Pool $85,280 Trifecta Pool $141,281. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-10-4) paid $2,513.55. Pick Three Pool $75,833.
TILTED TOWERS stalked outside a rival, tipped out three wide, bid three deep in the lane and proved best late all out to the wire. SILARDI dueled from the inside, vied inside with pair of rivals in the stretch, battled with the winner late and yielded grudgingly. CRUEL INTENTION trailed the field early, raced three wide around the turn, moved out in the stretch and finished with a late rally. BRICKYARD RIDE dueled for command from outside, vied between foes in the lane, lugged out late and weakened. NERO pinballed between foes early, traveled two wide through the turn, angled out at the eighth pole and finished with a mild late bid. THANKS MR. EIDSON entered the turn four wide, moved into the three path, chased through the lane then lacked room and steadied late. SEVEN SCENTS bumped early, saved ground along the inside and never produced a bid. SHAKE N FRIES went two wide into the stretch and never threatened. DEVIL MADE ME DOIT bumped early, stalked from the inside then two wide into the stretch and never responded when asked. HAND TIMED.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'Generous Portion Stakes'. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 21.96 45.79 58.75 1:12.21
|6||I'm So Anna||122||5||5||5–½||4–hd||3–½||2–½||Gonzalez||1.10|
|2||Do You Hear That||122||2||3||3–1½||3–½||5–6||5–9¾||Cedillo||17.80|
|6||I'M SO ANNA||2.60||2.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-3)||$208.00|
|$1 EXACTA (3-6)||$7.60|
|$2 QUINELLA (3-6)||$7.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-4-7)||$3.61|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-4)||$7.40|
Winner–Governor Goteven Dbb.f.2 by Govenor Charlie out of Time Linda Goteven, by Time to Get Even. Bred by Templeton Horses, LLC (CA). Trainer: Lisa Bernard. Owner: Templeton Horses LLC. Mutuel Pool $341,591 Daily Double Pool $51,706 Exacta Pool $163,798 Quinella Pool $5,553 Superfecta Pool $54,262 Trifecta Pool $103,315. Scratched–Will Take a Kiss.
50-Cent Pick Three (10-4-3) paid $996.90. Pick Three Pool $62,005.
GOVERNOR GOTEVEN vied between for command then dueled from the inside around the turn and into the stretch, shook free approaching the eighth pole and drew off to the wire. I'M SO ANNA tracked off the inside, took the turn four wide and rallied to earn the place. BIG ANDY settled early, bumped with inside rival entering the turn, asked two wide leaving the bend, showed some late interest but was edged for the place. EMMA'S DANCE vied three deep early then dueled from the outside around the turn and into the lane and weakened in the final furlong. DO YOU HEAR THAT vied from the inside, could not keep pace into the turn, saved ground into the lane and faded. MUCHA WOMAN chased a bit off the rail, bumped with outside rival then took awkward step and steadied into the turn, moved off the rail around the bend and was not persevered with in the late stages.
1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 24.81 51.32 1:46.13
|3||Wind and Hope||121||3||8||5–1||5–hd||5–½||3–hd||4–1||Prat||7.10|
|2||Miss Addie Pray||121||2||7||3–½||3–½||3–hd||4–½||6–¾||Blanc||6.60|
|12||Via Angelica||121||11||6||10–hd||11||11||10–hd||10–1½||Van Dyke||7.70|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-7)||$165.40|
|$1 EXACTA (7-9)||$218.90|
|$2 QUINELLA (7-9)||$205.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-9-4-3)||$1,049.81|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-9-4-3-8)||Carryover $13,544|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-9-4)||$761.30|
Winner–Frose Dbb.f.3 by Pioneerof the Nile out of Forestry's Magic, by Forestry. Bred by SF Bloodstock (KY). Trainer: George Papaprodromou. Owner: Kretz Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $425,466 Daily Double Pool $200,103 Exacta Pool $261,421 Quinella Pool $9,852 Superfecta Pool $132,258 Super High Five Pool $17,754 Trifecta Pool $214,331. Scratched–Red Diamond.
$2 Pick Six Jackpot (1-1-10-4-3-7) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $216,559. 50-Cent Pick Three (4-3-7) paid $786.60. Pick Three Pool $297,054. 50-Cent Pick Four (10-4-3-7) 4 correct paid $44,586.00. Pick Four Pool $807,671. 50-Cent Pick Five (1-10-4-3-7) 5 correct paid $750,793.80. Pick Five Pool $983,796. $2 Pick Six (1-1-10-4-3-7) 5 out of 6 paid $7,501.60. Pick Six Pool $262,121. Pick Six Carryover $140,031. $1 Place Pick All 7 out of 11 paid $432.50. Place Pick All Pool $22,104.
FROSE brushed soon after the start, contested the pace from the outside, dropped back to stalk the leader while a bit off the rail then outside a rival, ranged up alongside rival near the five-sixteenths, dueled into the stretch, drove clear and and held safely late. VIAZAR raced off the rail, three wide into the far turn, angled out and came five wide into the stretch, closed through the final furlong and got up for second. VEGAS PALM showed early speed inside and moved to the rail, cleared FROSE nearing the clubhouse turn, showed the way up the backstretch, pressured then dueled on the second turn and into the lane, lost command in upper stretch and stayed on for the show. WIND AND HOPE tracked outside a rival then between foes on the backstretch, came three wide into the lane then angled in upper stretch and finished willingly. DISAPPEARING ACT brushed shortly after the start, had early speed three deep then dropped back to stalk the pace, remained off the inside to the far turn, tipped out into the four path, chased between in the drive and went evenly in the late stages. MISS ADDIE PRAY stalked inside and saved ground into the stretch and never produced a bid. AWESOME ELLA was five wide leaving the chute then angled in to be three deep off the rail, chased outside a rival on the second turn, three wide into the stretch, angled out in the drive, bothered late by YA BEAUTY and never threatened. YA BEAUTY (GB) settled off the pace inside, moved two wide on the far turn, came out late and lacked a bid. ACOUSTIC SHADOW bit off the rail into the stretch and was never a factor. VIA ANGELICA unhurried in the beginning, raced between rivals on the first turn and had the rider take a bigger hold, angled in on the second turn and was always outrun. NURSE GOODBODY tracked off the rail, raced four wide into the far turn, angled six wide leaving the bend and came up empty. HAND TIMED. THREE QUARTER AND MILE FRACTIONS ARE OMITTED, PENDING FURTHER REVIEW.
Del Mar Entries for Monday, August 31.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, California. $2 Win, Place and Show; $1 Exacta, $2 Quinella, 50-cent Trifecta, $2 Rolling Double, 50-cent rolling Pick 3; 10-cent Superfecta; 50-cent Pick 4 last 4 races; 50-cent Players Pick 5 first 5 races; $2 Pick 6 last 6 races; $1 Place Pick All; $1 Super High Five last race. Trifecta needs 4 betting interests; Superfecta needs 6. 22nd day of a 28-day meet.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Zero Down||Mario Gutierrez||121||Doug F. O'Neill||6-1|
|2||Secret Club||Drayden Van Dyke||121||Sean McCarthy||8-1|
|3||Crooked Finger Ray||Juan Hernandez||121||Mike Puype||3-1|
|4||Tallemark||Ruben Fuentes||121||Bruce Headley||12-1|
|5||Tough to Break||Ricardo Gonzalez||124||Scott Willoughby||6-1|
|6||Lil Richards Bello||Umberto Rispoli||121||Peter Eurton||2-1|
|7||Arickaree||Flavien Prat||121||Richard Baltas||4-1|
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Starship Leia||Tiago Pereira||121||Howard L. Zucker||12-1|
|2||All Star Heat||Drayden Van Dyke||121||Ronald W. Ellis||4-1|
|3||Slew's Screen Star||Alexis Centeno||114||Daniel Dunham||20-1|
|4||Elgofranco||Mario Gutierrez||121||Ben D. A. Cecil||8-1|
|5||Althea Gibson||Flavien Prat||121||Philip D'Amato||3-1|
|6||Lava Lane||Umberto Rispoli||121||Philip D'Amato||6-1|
|7||Spanish Channel||Jorge Velez||124||Javier Jose Sierra||30-1|
|8||Capital Heat||Victor Espinoza||121||Vann Belvoir||12-1|
|9||Scream and Shout||Abel Cedillo||121||Tim Yakteen||7-2|
|10||Back to the River||Juan Hernandez||121||Carla Gaines||8-1|
|11||Bella Chica||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||124||Mike Puype||5-1|
|12||Ketchup||Edwin Maldonado||121||Brian T. Cunningham||20-1|
|13||Pomegranate||Jorge Velez||121||Edwin Alvarez||12-1|
|14||Va Va Voom||Ruben Fuentes||124||Antonio Garcia||8-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $10,000-$9,000.
|1||Unleash the Tiger||Heriberto Figueroa||118||Jeffrey Metz||20-1||9,000|
|2||Impression||Tiago Pereira||120||William Spawr||9-5||10,000|
|3||Little No Way||Abel Cedillo||118||Alfredo P. Marquez||6-1||9,000|
|4||Concur||Jorge Velez||118||Manuel Ortiz, Sr.||4-1||9,000|
|5||Plum Dandy||Eswan Flores||120||Sal Gonzalez||7-2||10,000|
|6||The Creep||Ruben Fuentes||118||Ryan Hanson||3-1||9,000|
|7||Lead Star||Agapito Delgadillo||118||Jerry Wallace, II||20-1||9,000|
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. State bred.
|1||Teddy's Barino||Flavien Prat||120||Mark Glatt||5-1|
|2||Closing Remarks||Umberto Rispoli||120||Carla Gaines||9-2|
|3||Be Mice Elf||Tiago Pereira||120||Jose Hernandez, Jr.||30-1|
|4||Miss Glorious||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Andrew Lerner||4-1|
|5||Love Lyric||Eswan Flores||120||Molly J. Pearson||20-1|
|6||After Midnight||Juan Hernandez||120||Carla Gaines||8-1|
|7||Sky On Ice||Abel Cedillo||120||Peter Eurton||10-1|
|8||Stars of Bluegrass||Ruben Fuentes||120||Andrew Lerner||8-1|
|9||Dorita's Heart||Brice Blanc||120||J. Eric Kruljac||15-1|
|10||Luxury Liner||Ricardo Gonzalez||120||Steven Miyadi||3-1|
|11||Commas Save Lives||Abel Cedillo||120||Jeff Mullins||8-1|
|12||Dylans Wild Cat||Mario Gutierrez||120||Matthew Chew||8-1|
|13||Here Comes Ralphie||Geovanni Franco||120||Gary Stute||15-1|
|14||Miss Rebekah||Juan Hernandez||120||J. Eric Kruljac||12-1|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $32,000.
|1||Big Dress||Umberto Rispoli||120||Tim Yakteen||5-1||32,000|
|2||Take Her Temp||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||5-2||32,000|
|3||Vanna||Mario Gutierrez||120||Matthew Chew||12-1||32,000|
|4||Ruthies Racer||Ruben Fuentes||120||Peter Miller||4-1||32,000|
|5||Lemon Ice||Abel Cedillo||120||Doug F. O'Neill||8-1||32,000|
|6||Big Moon||Ricardo Gonzalez||120||Art Sherman||6-1||32,000|
|7||Broken Shackles||Heriberto Figueroa||120||Val Brinkerhoff||10-1||32,000|
|8||Dancing Dana||Alexis Centeno||113||Craig Anthony Lewis||20-1||32,000|
|9||Smooth Rithms||Jorge Velez||120||Manuel Ortiz, Sr.||6-1||32,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000.
|1||A Thousand Dreams||Abel Cedillo||120||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1||32,000|
|2||Y Not Sizzle||Ricardo Gonzalez||123||Jeff Mullins||12-1||32,000|
|3||Invincibella||Victor Espinoza||123||Hector O. Palma||8-1||32,000|
|4||Danceformunny||Edwin Maldonado||120||Richard Baltas||12-1||32,000|
|5||Too Much Heaven||Umberto Rispoli||118||Peter Eurton||6-1||28,000|
|6||Red Bunting||Drayden Van Dyke||123||Ronald W. Ellis||8-1||32,000|
|7||Gallantlystreaming||Agapito Delgadillo||121||Samuel Nichols||30-1||28,000|
|8||Lady Noguez||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||120||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||12-1||32,000|
|9||Sunriser||Tiago Pereira||123||J. Eric Kruljac||12-1||32,000|
|10||Mariah Girl||Juan Hernandez||123||Mike Puype||10-1||32,000|
|11||Colombian Gold||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||7-2||32,000|
|12||Lavender||Geovanni Franco||123||Matthew Chew||9-2||32,000|
|13||Sophie Antoinette||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||123||David E. Hofmans||8-1||32,000|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000.
|1||Dorita's Lemon||Juan Hernandez||124||J. Eric Kruljac||5-2||20,000|
|2||Sherilinda||Eswan Flores||121||George Papaprodromou||8-1||20,000|
|3||Zillinda||Ruben Fuentes||124||Bruce Headley||8-1||20,000|
|4||Bounty of Gold||Alexis Centeno||115||Jonathan Wong||6-1||18,000|
|5||Paige Runner||Heriberto Figueroa||122||Lorenzo Ruiz||5-1||18,000|
|6||Poco Suenos||Jorge Velez||122||Molly J. Pearson||12-1||18,000|
|7||Bella Renella||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||121||Rafael DeLeon||8-1||20,000|
|8||Wishful||Flavien Prat||124||Leonard Powell||3-1||20,000|
1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000.
|1||Ekklesia||Edwin Maldonado||120||Peter Eurton||15-1|
|2||Scarto||Umberto Rispoli||120||Mike Puype||3-1|
|3||Tripoli||Juan Hernandez||120||John W. Sadler||6-1|
|4||Great Power||Brice Blanc||120||Simon Callaghan||5-1|
|5||Bronn||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Bob Baffert||8-1|
|6||Hammering Lemon||Mario Gutierrez||120||Doug F. O'Neill||15-1||80,000|
|7||Mecklenburg||Flavien Prat||120||Mike Puype||6-1|
|8||Ajourneytofreedom||Ricardo Gonzalez||123||Peter Miller||8-1||80,000|
|9||Last Opportunity||Abel Cedillo||120||Neil D. Drysdale||6-1|
|10||I'm Leaving You||Victor Espinoza||120||Vann Belvoir||12-1|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $19,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.
|1||Apache Pass||Flavien Prat||124||Mark Glatt||6-1||20,000|
|2||Magical Smile||Ruben Fuentes||124||Clifford W. Sise, Jr.||15-1||20,000|
|3||Caught in a Trappe||Abel Cedillo||124||Val Brinkerhoff||10-1||20,000|
|4||Into Victory||Umberto Rispoli||121||Doug F. O'Neill||5-2||20,000|
|5||Suezaaana||Heriberto Figueroa||124||Duff Shidaker||8-1||20,000|
|6||Wine At Sunset||Geovanni Franco||121||J. Eric Kruljac||12-1||20,000|
|7||Evening Sonnet||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||124||Jay Nehf||30-1||20,000|
|8||Enchanting Moon||Eswan Flores||121||Hector O. Palma||12-1||20,000|
|9||Foxy Carmela||Juan Hernandez||121||Mike Puype||4-1||20,000|
|10||Big Game Plan||Alexis Centeno||114||Art Sherman||12-1||20,000|
|11||Moreavino||Ricardo Gonzalez||124||Gary Mandella||8-1||20,000|
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