Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we congratulate Doug O’Neill on his five wins.
Things are kind of quiet so I thought I’d rip off a feature done by the incomparable Hank Wesch of Del Mar publicity. Hank was a longtime sports writer for the San Diego Union Tribune and should be in the San Diego sports hall of fame, if only they would open it up to media members. (There are other SDUT folks that also belong in there, too.)
But, I’m off course. Anyway, he did this where-are-they-now segment in his barn notes and it bears repeating. It looks at what has happened to all the division winners at last summer’s meeting. I’ve updated where I could, so it should be fresh and current.
Hank, the floor is yours.
“Horse of the Meeting and Top Older Horse: Accelerate went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic and an Eclipse Award in the Older Male category. According to plan, the Pacific Classic champion made one final start in the Pegasus Cup in January before retiring to stud at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky.
“Here’s a look at the other 2018 summer season champions:
“Older Filly or Mare: Unique Bella – Retired in October to the Lexington, Ky., farm of owner Don Alberto Stables to begin career as a broodmare.
“Sprinter: Catalina Cruiser – He won the Grade 2 $200,000 San Diego Handicap after winning the True North Stakes in June at Belmont Park in his 2019.
“Grass Horse: Catapult – Disappointing 0-for-4 in 2019, all in Grade I Stakes, among them a fifth in the Grade 2 $250,000 Eddie Read and a nose loss to Ohio in the Kilroe Mile.
“3-Year-Old Filly: Fatale Bere – Retired to Japan after being sold for $700,000 late in 2018.
“3-Year-Old: Ride a Comet – Unraced since shipping in from the East for trainer Mark Casse to win the Del Mar Derby.
“2-Year-Old: Filly Bellafina – In the midst of a standout 3-year-old season, winning the Santa Anita Oaks and finishing fifth as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks.
“2-Year-Old: Game Winner – Finished 2018 with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to become the early Kentucky Derby favorite and finished fifth in the wet-and-wild Run for the Roses; returned with an easy victory in the Los Alamitos Derby and will train at Del Mar for a potential next start in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga.”
Hollendorfer is back
Jerry Hollendorfer will make his return to racing on Saturday after being banished from Santa Anita—and subsequently Del Mar--in late June.
He’ll be saddling the super-mare Vasilika in the Grade 2 $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap. She has won 12 of her last 13 races.
Hollendorfer was originally not allowed to run at Del Mar following Santa Anita’s decision to bar him from Stronach tracks after the deaths of six horses. Hollendorfer, with the help of the California Thoroughbred Trainers, was able to get a restraining order that will allow him to run the rest of the meet at Del Mar.
It’s been too long since we’ve done an answer man segment. So, email me your question. Nothing is too simple because if you are wondering something, likely so are others. Just put answer man in the subject field. As always, can’t get to them all but I’ll do my best to get to ones that can actually be answered. And, I have no idea what the results of the various investigations into Santa Anita will yield. General questions about horse racing work the best. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Del Mar review
Bulletproof One won the feature, the $100,000 CTBA Stakes for Cal-bred 2-year-olds but it was Doug O’Neill who won the day. The veteran trainer won five of the seven races, tying the record he set on July 29, 2015.
O’Neill did it without winning with a favorite. He won the first with So Gucci ($49.20 to win), Oil Can Knight ($24.60) in the third, Vegan ($15.80) in the fourth, Convince ($15.40) in the fifth and then Ocean Creek ($6.20) in the seventh.
As for the feature, Bulletproof One took an early lead and had little trouble in winning by 6 ¼ lengths in the 5 ½ furlong race for fillies. Bulletproof One paid $3.00, $2.80 and $2.60. Unchain Her Heart was second and Wise Rachel was third.
Here’s what the connections had to say:
Peter Miller (winning trainer): “It was a no-brainer with this being a Cal-Bred race. We’ve only had her for a few weeks, took it easy with her and just galloped into the race. She came to me in great shape, Ellen (Jackson) did a great job with her and I’m just thankful for the owners that bought this filly and gave her to me. I’m just happy to be having a great meet with all that I’ve got. Felt like we had good quality, not the quantity like from years past. I’ll take quality over quantity any day of the week.”
Norberto Arroyo, Jr. (winning jockey): “I followed the instructions, break and go. We’re not going to change her style, she won on the lead twice already. It’s all on the break and we had a good break. It feels very good to win a stake here again, especially for Peter Miller. That’s my man.”
Del Mar preview
The Thursday cards have been the weakest of the week and this one fits right in. It’s seven races beginning at 2 p.m. There are three turf races and five of the races are for claimers only.
The feature is an allowance/optional claimer for horses going 1 3/8 miles on the turf, running for a purse of $64,000. The favorite, at 2-1, is Red King, trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Aaron Gryder. He’s four-of-20 lifetime and coming off a third in the San Juan Capistrano and a fourth in the All-American at Golden Gate. Previous to that he won a claimer and an allowance.
The second favorite is Unapologetic at 5-2. He’s been around having won six-of-31 races. He is trained by Bill Spawr and ridden by Geovanni Franco. He was ninth and sixth in his last two races, both allowances. Post is around 4:30 p.m.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 8, 8 (1 also eligible), 7, 10, 8, 7, 9.
Bob Ike’s DM pick of the day
FOURTH RACE: No. 3 Sophie Antoinette (7-2)
Kentucky invader goes for the “Ship & Win” money for new trainer Jonathan Wong. Last seen running an even fourth vs. older, ‘Antoinette gets back in with 3-year-olds, worked a bullet over the Del Mar turf course and should come running in the stretch if she gets an honest pace in front of her. Win Bet and key her in exacta boxes with Creative Romance (8-1) and favorite Khairiya (5-2).
Wednesday’s result: Honos Man scratched so we had no exacta play but Spanish Bay set the pace as anticipated, got pressure down the backstretch from eventual winner Ocean Fury, couldn’t match that one in the stretch and was edged for second near the wire.
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And now the stars of the show, Wednesday’s results and Thursday’s entries.
Del Mar Charts Results for Wednesday, July 31.
Copyright 2019 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. 11th day of a 36-day meet. Clear & Fast
6 Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000. Time 22.11 45.84 58.73 1:12.27
|7||Grey Lady||113||7||2||4–hd||4–1½||3–½||3–¾||Diaz, Jr.||4.40|
|2||So Much Happy||120||2||7||1–½||5–2||7–1||8||Gryder||7.40|
|$1 EXACTA (3-5)||$63.00|
|$2 QUINELLA (3-5)||$59.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-5-7-6)||$338.82|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-5-7)||$153.95|
Winner–So Gucci B.f.3 by To Honor and Serve out of Tale Untold, by Tale of the Cat. Bred by Two Stamp Stables (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Besecker, Joseph E., Bambauer, Sheila and Rothblum, Steve. Mutuel Pool $188,494 Exacta Pool $106,099 Quinella Pool $6,022 Superfecta Pool $51,612 Trifecta Pool $72,545. Claimed–Grey Lady by Cannon, Robert T. and Goodwin, Tim. Trainer: Alfredo Marquez. Scratched–none.
SO GUCCI stalked a bit off the rail, went around a rival on the turn then angled to the inside, bid along the fence in the stretch to gain the lead in midstretch and gamely prevailed under urging. VANGOGO bobbled slightly at the start, dueled between horses then off the rail leaving the turn, fought back outside the winner through the final furlong and continued willingly to the wire. GREY LADY stalked between horses then outside a rival on the turn, came four wide into the stretch, was bumped approaching midstretch and held third. BUYBACK angled in and settled inside, came out around a rival into the stretch then angled back in and was outfinished for the show. TANDALICIOUS pressed the pace three deep then stalked outside the winner leaving the turn, came three wide into the stretch, bumped with a foe approaching midstretch, drifted in and weakened. BELLAZANO stalked outside, fell back some off the rail on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and also weakened. SHESAIDSHESPERFECT broke a bit slowly, settled off the pace inside, came out some in the stretch and failed to menace. SO MUCH HAPPY bobbled some at the start, went up inside to duel for the lead, dropped back along the rail on the turn and gave way. THOUGHT I'DMISSYOU stumbled badly at the start and lost the rider. The stewards conducted an inquiry into the start before ruling THOUGHT I'DMISSYOU was the cause of her own trouble. Another inquiry into the stretch run between the third finisher and TANDALICIOUS resulted in no change when the stewards ruled the latter was the cause of the contact between those runners.
1 Mile. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.05 47.47 1:12.14 1:25.33 1:39.39
|7||C Falls||121||6||5||3–2½||3–1½||3–1||4–1½||4–½||Mn Garcia||3.00|
|1||Mica Bay||121||1||4||4–hd||4–hd||5–1½||5–3½||5–7½||Arroyo, Jr.||14.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-4)||$171.00|
|$1 EXACTA (4-3)||$10.60|
|$2 QUINELLA (3-4)||$14.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-3-2-7)||$6.19|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-3-2)||$14.65|
Winner–Street Class B.c.3 by Street Sense out of Genuine Class, by Birdstone. Bred by William Humphries (KY). Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy. Owner: Sayjay Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $224,677 Daily Double Pool $48,462 Exacta Pool $102,856 Quinella Pool $8,301 Superfecta Pool $46,403 Trifecta Pool $67,379. Scratched–Mo Reserve.
STREET CLASS stalked a bit off the rail, bid alongside the leader five eighths out then stalked again, re-bid outside that one on the second turn, was carried out some into the stretch, took a short lead in midstretch, drifted out from the whip a sixteenth out and gamely prevailed. COMMANDING CHIEF chased off the rail then between horses on the backstretch and most of the second turn, came out a bit in the stretch and finished well three deep on the line. GATE SPEED sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, inched away from the winner leaving the backstretch, battled inside on the second turn, drifted out some into the stretch then was angled back in, fought back along the rail in the final furlong and was edged for second. C FALLS stalked off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and was outfinished. MICA BAY saved ground stalking the pace throughout and was outkicked in the final furlong. AIR BOSS came out into the first turn and stalked outside a rival then three deep on the backstretch and into the second turn, continued off the inside leaving that turn and three wide into the stretch and weakened.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $36,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.77 45.89 57.81 1:10.48
|7||Oil Can Knight||120||7||5||2–½||2–1||1–½||1–nk||Cedillo||11.30|
|2||Call You Tomorrow||120||2||4||1–hd||1–hd||2–1½||2–1¼||Talamo||2.70|
|3||Big Barrel||117||3||7||6–½||7–3||7–1½||8–5¼||Diaz, Jr.||6.00|
|5||Tikkun Olam||118||5||6||8–½||9–2½||9–7||9–14||Arroyo, Jr.||30.70|
|4||The White Shadow||118||4||9||9–2½||10||10||10||Fuentes||21.20|
|7||OIL CAN KNIGHT||24.60||10.40||5.60|
|2||CALL YOU TOMORROW||4.20||3.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-7)||$90.60|
|$1 EXACTA (7-2)||$74.60|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-7)||$38.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-2-9-10)||$309.11|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-2-9)||$115.80|
Winner–Oil Can Knight Dbb.g.3 by Can the Man out of Makeitagame, by El Corredor. Bred by Michelle Morehead, Mallory Morehead &Matthew Morehead (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Westside Racing Stable, Keh, Steven, Knight, Scott and Tucker, Terri. Mutuel Pool $230,767 Daily Double Pool $38,153 Exacta Pool $131,334 Quinella Pool $9,116 Superfecta Pool $58,356 Trifecta Pool $82,828. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-4-7) paid $391.40. Pick Three Pool $64,036.
OIL CAN KNIGHT dueled between horses then outside the runner-up leaving the turn, took a short lead in the stretch and gamely prevailed under a strong hand ride and steady handling late. CALL YOU TOMORROW had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back along the rail through the stretch and went on gamely to the end. BABY GRONK pressed the pace three deep then stalked off the rail leaving the turn, came three wide into the stretch and bested the others. UNION RIDE prompted the pace four wide then angled in and stalked outside a rival on the turn, found the inside in the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. SIR EDDIE chased outside then tugged three deep into the turn, came three wide into the stretch and did not rally. RAILMAN saved ground stalking the pace, continued inside into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. BOUNCING AROUND stumbled at the start to be away slowly, settled off the rail then outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. BIG BARREL stalked between horses then outside a rival, continued a bit off the rail on the turn, found the inside in the stretch and weakened. TIKKUN OLAM chased outside a rival then three deep on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive. THE WHITE SHADOW bobbled in a bit of a slow start, settled off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn, came out into the stretch and gave way.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.39 46.43 59.36 1:06.26
|11||Navy Queen||113||8||2||6–1||6–hd||4–1½||3–1||Diaz, Jr.||35.80|
|10||Smiling to Excess||120||7||8||5–½||3–½||3–2½||5–2¼||Pereira||2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-1)||$253.20|
|$1 EXACTA (1-9)||$40.80|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-9)||$21.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-9-11-8)||$383.06|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-9-11)||$303.45|
Winner–Vegan B.f.2 by Square Eddie out of Charred Rare, by Momentum. Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $276,606 Daily Double Pool $32,268 Exacta Pool $129,138 Quinella Pool $11,011 Superfecta Pool $52,627 Trifecta Pool $76,618. Scratched–Livin' At the Bu, Sherilinda, Warren's Showtime.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-7-1) paid $114.45. Pick Three Pool $46,121.
VEGAN saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up under urging past midstretch to gain the lead a sixteenth out and inched away. TWENTYSEVENTROUTS sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, fought back along the rail a sixteenth out, could not match the winner late but bested the others. NAVY QUEEN chased off the rail then between horses into the turn, continued three deep then off the inside, came three wide into the stretch, drifted in a bit in upper stretch and gained the show. NOCHERYLIKEMYCHERY settled a bit off the rail, was in tight off heels nearing the quarter pole,. came out in upper stretch and was outfinished for third. SMILING TO EXCESS bobbled some in a bit of a slow start, stalked four wide then three deep into the turn, angled in a bit off the rail leaving the turn and weakened. TRAFFIC STOPPER pulled and stalked between horses then steadied in tight a half mile out, angled in and saved ground thereafter and also weakened. GOLDEN GODDESS stalked four wide then three deep into the turn, continued between foes then three wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive. BAYONCE close up stalking the pace between horses, dropped back on the turn, came out into the stretch and gave way.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $35,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 22.72 47.19 1:11.81 1:23.76 1:35.88
|1||My Aunt Tillie||120||1||9||10||10||10||9–1½||9–3¼||Van Dyke||4.40|
|10||Twirling Apples||118||9||10||7–½||7–1½||9–1||10||10||Arroyo, Jr.||5.80|
|2||WIND TARTARE (FR)||8.00||5.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-11)||$163.80|
|$1 EXACTA (11-2)||$64.80|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-11)||$55.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (11-2-8-4)||$335.39|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (11-2-8)||$244.15|
Winner–Convince B.f.4 by Liaison out of Dakota Sis, by Eddington. Bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC (FL). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: ERJ Racing, LLC and Strauss, William. Mutuel Pool $266,352 Daily Double Pool $31,182 Exacta Pool $145,642 Quinella Pool $12,621 Superfecta Pool $61,390 Trifecta Pool $89,725. Claimed–Tammy's Window by Rockingham Ranch. Trainer: Peter Miller. Scratched–Battleground State, Kennedie Sky.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-1-11) paid $252.50. Pick Three Pool $46,199. 50-Cent Pick Four (4/6-7-1-11) 4 correct paid $719.70. Pick Four Pool $198,943. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-4/6-7-1-11) 5 correct paid $22,974.80. Pick Five Pool $454,173.
CONVINCE had speed outside foes then angled in and set the pace inside, drifted out a bit in the stretch and held on gamely under urging. WIND TARTARE (FR) bobbled some at the start, saved ground off the pace, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and closed willingly. LADY PHYLLIS close up stalking the pace outside a rival then off the rail leaving the second turn, came out into the stretch and held third. INDYPENDENT DEPUTY chased inside then between horses on the second turn, went around a rival in the stretch and was edged for the show. CANDY SWIRLS saved ground stalking the pace, continued inside in the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. TAMMY'S WINDOW chased three deep then outside a rival, went three wide on the second turn and into the stretch, drifted in and could not offer the necessary response. PEACH TIME pulled early and chased a bit off the rail then between foes, came out three wide into the stretch and did not rally. MAJESTIC DIVA saved ground stalking the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and could not summon the needed late kick. MY AUNT TILLIE came off the rail and settled outside a rival, went three deep leaving the backstretch, angled in nearing the stretch and lacked a rally. TWIRLING APPLES chased three deep then outside a rival, went three wide on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and weakened.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Stakes'. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 21.64 45.22 57.80 1:04.70
|2||Bulletproof One||122||2||3||1–½||1–1½||1–4½||1–6¼||Arroyo, Jr.||0.50|
|6||Unchain Her Heart||120||6||1||2–1||2–1||2–½||2–½||Maldonado||15.30|
|3||None of Your Biz||120||3||4||3–hd||4–1½||4–1½||5–3¼||Gryder||15.80|
|1||Roses for Laura||120||1||6||6–hd||6–½||7–4||6–½||Payeras||36.70|
|6||UNCHAIN HER HEART||8.20||4.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (11-2)||$35.80|
|$1 EXACTA (2-6)||$8.80|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-6)||$10.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-6-5-7)||$35.04|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-6-5)||$63.85|
Winner–Bulletproof One B.f.2 by Idiot Proof out of Onefunsonofagun, by Decarchy. Bred by Victory Rose Thoroughbreds & KMN Racing (CA). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Barber, Gary, Barber, Cecil, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Wachtel Stable. Mutuel Pool $354,819 Daily Double Pool $38,051 Exacta Pool $187,648 Quinella Pool $13,723 Superfecta Pool $106,572 Trifecta Pool $124,914. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-11-2) paid $59.95. Pick Three Pool $44,378.
BULLETPROOF ONE had good early speed and dueled inside the runner-up but off the rail, inched away and angled in some on the turn, widened under urging in the stretch and was under a hold late. UNCHAIN HER HEART dueled outside the winner then stalked off the rail on the turn, came a bit wide into the stretch and just held the place between foes late. WISE RACHEL dropped back and angled in a bit off the rail, continued inside on the turn and into the stretch, went around a rival past midstretch then was edged for second inside. CHOLULA LIPS stalked the pace outside, came four wide into the stretch and lost the show three deep on the line. NONE OF YOUR BIZ between horses early, stalked off the rail, angled in leaving the turn and weakened in the drive. ROSES FOR LAURA saved ground chasing the pace, came out some into the stretch and weakened. BELLA RENELLA stalked between horses then inside on the turn, came out into the stretch and also weakened. ACAI chased outside then three deep, dropped back leaving the turn, came four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $36,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.43 45.83 1:09.41 1:21.76 1:34.40
|10||Chosen Vessel||122||7||4||4–2½||3–1||3–1||3–1||4–2¼||Van Dyke||2.00|
|5||Fast as Cass||122||4||1||3–hd||4–2||4–1½||5–1||5–¾||Pereira||10.20|
|3||Big Sky Logan||122||3||5||7–1||8||7–2½||7–3||8||Arroyo, Jr.||4.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-8)||$10.20|
|$1 EXACTA (8-11)||$23.40|
|$2 QUINELLA (8-11)||$35.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-11-7-10)||$72.82|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-11-7-10-5)||$4,561.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-11-7)||$102.75|
Winner–Ocean Fury B.c.3 by Stormy Atlantic out of Indy Annestesia, by A.P. Indy. Bred by K & G Stables (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Great Friends Stable, LLC, Haymes, Neil, Mora, Leandro and Schlesinger, Mark. Mutuel Pool $296,586 Daily Double Pool $135,386 Exacta Pool $164,849 Quinella Pool $7,636 Superfecta Pool $87,460 Super High Five Pool $23,912 Trifecta Pool $110,352. Scratched–Honos Man, Soul Beam, Tartini.
$2 Pick Six Jackpot (4/6-7-1-11-2-8) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $224,098. 50-Cent Pick Three (11-2-8) paid $26.05. Pick Three Pool $210,764. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-11-2-8) 4 correct paid $218.75. Pick Four Pool $443,579. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-1-11-2-8) 5 correct paid $4,324.85. Pick Five Pool $232,337. $2 Pick Six (4/6-7-1-11-2-8) 5 out of 6 paid $149.60. $2 Pick Six (4/6-7-1-11-2-8) 6 correct paid $13,824.80. Pick Six Pool $129,387. $1 Place Pick All 7 correct paid $1,352.50. Place Pick All Pool $28,360.
OCEAN FURY stalked off the rail then between horses, bid between foes on the backstretch, took the lead outside the pacesetter leaving the second turn, inched away under urging in the stretch and proved best. RIVER GOD a step slow to begin, angled in and chased outside a rival then just off the rail, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch, drifted in some and edged a rival late for the place. SPANISH BAY had speed between horses then angled in and set the pace inside, dueled along the rail leaving the backstretch and on the second turn and into the stretch, could not match the winner in the final furlong and just lost second. CHOSEN VESSEL stalked three deep then bid three wide leaving the backstretch and into the second turn, tracked the leaders off the inside leaving that turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. FAST AS CASS saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. HERDSMAN also saved ground chasing the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and lacked a rally inside. TEQUILA BLANCO settled inside then outside a rival or a bit off the rail to the stretch and was not a threat. BIG SKY LOGAN angled in and settled off the pace inside, came out into the stretch and failed to menace.
|Out of State||N/A||$4,845,867|
Del Mar Entries for Thursday, August 1.
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. 12th day of a 36-day meet.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.
|1||My Friend Tony||Jorge Velez||116||Andy Mathis||10-1||20,000|
|2||Taste's Legend||Tiago Pereira||123||Marsha D. Schwizer||6-1||20,000|
|3||Smokin B||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||123||Jack Carava||5-1||20,000|
|4||Vander Kelen||Abel Cedillo||123||Mark Glatt||5-2||20,000|
|5||An Ocala Ten||Evin Roman||123||Peter Miller||4-1||20,000|
|6||Union Rebel||Ruben Fuentes||123||Ryan Hanson||5-1||20,000|
|7||Satori||Aaron Gryder||123||Martin F. Jones||8-1||20,000|
|8||Famous Rock Star||Geovanni Franco||123||Molly J. Pearson||8-1||20,000|
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $42,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000.
|1||Swirling||Jorge Velez||113||John W. Sadler||6-1||40,000|
|2||G Q Covergirl||Edwin Maldonado||120||Doug F. O'Neill||5-2||40,000|
|3||South Boot Shirley||Rafael Bejarano||120||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1||40,000|
|4||Rocky Policy||Joseph Talamo||120||Andrew Lerner||2-1||40,000|
|5||Point Hope||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Ronald W. Ellis||5-1||40,000|
|6||Rebarules Again||Aaron Gryder||120||Tim McCanna||5-1||40,000|
|7||Holy Mosey||Martin Pedroza||118||Molly J. Pearson||12-1||35,000|
|8||Tizanillusion||Brayan Pena||120||John W. Sadler||8-1||40,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.
|1||Sunriser||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||124||J. Eric Kruljac||10-1|
|2||Crystal Lake||Tiago Pereira||120||Patrick Gallagher||6-1|
|3||Loving Moment||Aaron Gryder||124||Philip D'Amato||2-1|
|4||Song of the Night||Mike Smith||120||Jonathan Wong||3-1|
|5||Pink Scatillac||Abel Cedillo||120||Mark Glatt||20-1|
|6||Scarlet||Rafael Bejarano||120||Richard E. Mandella||9-5|
|7||Full Eclipse||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||113||John E. Cortez||20-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $48,000. Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.
|1||Muthhila||Alonso Quinonez||119||Anna Meah||6-1||50,000|
|2||Social Graces||Ruben Fuentes||117||Patrick Gallagher||15-1||45,000|
|3||Sophie Antoinette||Abel Cedillo||119||Jonathan Wong||7-2||50,000|
|4||D'tatway||Jorge Velez||110||Anthony K. Saavedra||30-1||45,000|
|5||Creative Romance||Rafael Bejarano||119||Ed Moger, Jr.||8-1||50,000|
|6||Miss Flawless||Drayden Van Dyke||119||Peter Eurton||3-1||50,000|
|7||Khairiya||Geovanni Franco||121||Philip D'Amato||5-2||50,000|
|8||Smiling Rose||Mario Gutierrez||119||George Papaprodromou||20-1||50,000|
|9||Red Bunting||Joseph Talamo||119||Ronald W. Ellis||15-1||50,000|
|10||Gorgeous in Grey||Tiago Pereira||119||Ed Moger, Jr.||10-1||50,000|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000.
|1||All Tea All Shade||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||113||Jorge Periban||3-1||20,000|
|2||Bam Bams Lil River||Assael Espinoza||120||Steve Knapp||7-2||20,000|
|3||Miss Bennet||Ignacio Puglisi||120||Matthew Chew||20-1||20,000|
|4||Naughty Tiger||Ruben Fuentes||122||Edward R. Freeman||8-1||20,000|
|5||Time for Kisses||Edgar Payeras||122||Gary Sherlock||6-1||20,000|
|6||Hopscotchy||Abel Cedillo||118||Steve M. Sherman||5-1||18,000|
|7||Staythirstymyamigo||Jorge Velez||113||Edward R. Freeman||12-1||20,000|
|8||Time for Suzzie||Rafael Bejarano||120||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||5-2||20,000|
1 3/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $64,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Big Buzz||Tiago Pereira||121||Steve M. Sherman||10-1|
|2||Ground Attack||Edwin Maldonado||124||Bruce Headley||10-1|
|3||Arch Anthem||Ruben Fuentes||121||Michael W. McCarthy||20-1|
|4||Red King||Aaron Gryder||121||Philip D'Amato||2-1|
|5||Twentytwentyvision||Rafael Bejarano||124||Mike Puype||7-2||40,000|
|6||Unapologetic||Geovanni Franco||124||William Spawr||5-2||40,000|
|7||Trojan Spirit||Drayden Van Dyke||121||Patrick Gallagher||4-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.
|1||Cat's Desire||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||123||Nestor M. Capitaine||5-1||20,000|
|2||Solarium||Assael Espinoza||123||James M. Cassidy||8-1||20,000|
|3||Flying Flirt||Edgar Payeras||120||Oscar Heredia||20-1||20,000|
|4||Hilltop Harmony||Brice Blanc||120||Thomas Ray Bell, II||6-1||20,000|
|5||Info's Treasure||Geovanni Franco||120||Ian Kruljac||15-1||20,000|
|6||Girl Can Partie||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||113||Val Brinkerhoff||6-1||20,000|
|7||Gallantlystreaming||Jorge Velez||113||Peter Miller||3-1||20,000|
|8||Lucky Brite Eye||Anthony Locke||120||Martine Bellocq||12-1||20,000|
|9||Archana||Abel Cedillo||120||Jonathan Wong||5-2||20,000|