Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we also marvel at Catalina Cruise’s stretch run.
This year’s Travers was what you expected, Maximum Security on the lead and Game Winner on his outside as the two colts approached the top of the homestretch.
What? It didn’t happen? Nope, didn’t happen. Both horses were scratched well in advance of Saturday’s $1.25 million race that normally has the best 3-year-olds in the country.
Well, this year’s 3-year-old campaign was so devoid of super horses that the Travers struggled to find relevance.
In the end, though, Code of Honor worked his way through a crowded field to win by three lengths in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga. It was trainer Shug McGaughey’s fourth Travers win but the first in 21 years.
Entering the stretch Code of Honor was with Tacitus and Mucho Gusto, all with a shot of winning the race. But Code of Honor had more than enough to win. Code of Honor paid $10.80, $5.20 and $3.80. Tacitus was second and Mucho Gusto was third, followed by Endorsed, Owendale, Highest Honors, Tax, Chess Chief, Laughing Fox, Scars Are Cool, Looking at Bikinis and Everfast.
“It doesn’t get old, but it can’t take that long again,” McGaughey said. “He’s been a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde horse. [Saturday], he put it all together. He trained really well. The Dwyer was a really good race, so we were hoping we were going to see what we saw.”
John Velazquez was the winning jockey.
This was a Breeders’ Cup win-and-you’re-in race for the Classic.
Del Mar review
The feature on Saturday was the Grade 2 $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes over seven furlongs. And, it was a great stretch run between Catalina Cruiser and Giant Expectations.
Both entered the stretch in good position on the front. It appeared that Giant Expectations got a head in front in mid-stretch but as the finish line approached Catalina Cruiser found more to win by a head.
Catalina Cruiser paid $3.00, $2.20 and $2.10. Giants Expectations was second and American Anthem finished third.
Here’s what the winning connections had to say:
John Sadler (winning trainer) “I think he ran a really good Beyer, a really good Ragozin figure. That’s a fast race, I could tell, on this track. He was wide all the way, was involved in the running all the way, so I was really pleased. He’s a big horse and he’s got a big heart; I really thought that (when headed in the stretch) he would fight.”
Flavien Prat (winning jockey): “We were wide [through the first four furlongs], but I was comfortable. He was going easy. At the quarter pole, Giant Expectations made a good move to get by me. He was in front but my horse fought back. He accelerated and ran well to win.”
Del Mar preview
The last card of the week is nine races with the usual 2 p.m. start time. There are four turf races and one stakes. There are also three allowance races.
The stakes is the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes for 3-year-olds going a mile. The race was originally supposed to be the return of Omaha Beach, but the early morning-line favorite for the Kentucky Derby came down with a virus and is now pointed toward the Awesome Again at Santa Anita.
What’s left has some firepower, but not as much as originally planned. Improbable is the even money favorite for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Drayden Van Dyke. He is three-for-seven lifetime but hasn’t won since the Los Alamitos Futurity in December. His last race was a sixth in the Preakness.
The second favorite is lightly raced King Jack for Jerry Hollendorfer and Mike Smith. He has won both his starts by margins of 3 ¼ and 1 ¼. The post is set for about 5:40 p.m.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 6, 7, 6, 10 (3 also eligible), 10 (4 ae), 9, 10 (2 ae), 6, 11 (3 ae).
Big Races review
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday.
Saratoga (5): Grade 1 $600,000 Forego Stakes, 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Mitole ($3.80)
Saratoga (6): Grade 1 $500,000 Ballerina Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Come Dancing ($3.50)
Saratoga (7): Grade 1 $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes, 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Mind Control ($22.80)
Saratoga (8): Grade 2 $400,000 Ballston Spa Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Significant Form ($16.60)
Saratoga (9): Grade 1 $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Midnight Bisou ($5.40)
Saratoga (10): Grade 1 $850,000 Sword Dancer Stakes, 4 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Winner: Annals of Time ($7.10)
Woodbine (9): Grade 2 $175,000 Play the King Stakes, 3 and up, 7 furlongs on turf. Winner: Silent Poet ($13.10)
Saratoga (11): Grade 1 $1.25 million Travers Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 ¼ miles. Winner: Cod of Honor ($10.80)
Gulfstream (12): $100,000 Benny the Bull Stakes, Fla-bred 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Art G Is Back ($19.80)
Del Mar (9): Grade 2 $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes, 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Catalina Cruiser ($3.00)
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PDT:
11:34 Monmouth (6): $100,000 Charles Hesse III Handicap, NJ-breds 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Sunny Ridge (1-1)
1:46 Saratoga (8): $100,000 Better Talk Now Stakes, NY-bred 3-year-olds, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Front Run the Fed (2-1)
1:57 Woodbine (8): Grade 3 $125,000 Seaway Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Summer Sunday (1-1)
5:30 Del Mar (8): $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Improbable (1-1)
Bob Ike’s Dmr pick of the day
SIXTH RACE: No. 9 Day by Day (5-1)
“Ship & Win” candidate Day by Day looks very interesting in this first-level allowance/optional claimer going 6 furlongs on dirt. A winner of six of 25 lifetime starts, including her most recent in the slop at Churchill Downs, she was claimed out of the race by high-percentage trainer Jonathan Wong. Drawn well outside with tactical speed, tab at a fair price.
Saturday’s result: Fashionably Fast ($14.20) was able to relax behind the leaders like we had hoped, found room into the stretch, then drew away nicely to record handy win.
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).
Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day
SIXTH RACE: No. 6 Dashng Kora (5-2)
Although he didn’t turn in any spectacular morning works, this gelding catches a soft field for his debut and has a strong jockey/trainer combo in Ruben Lozano and Valentin Zamudio. In both of his drills, Dashng Kora lugged in badly midway before leveling late and ran hard in last 12.4 gate drill when outworked by one length. Dark Night (2-1) and Jess Karma (3-1) haven’t displayed noticeable improvement in recent outs.
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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Del Mar Charts Results for Saturday, August 24.
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. 28th day of a 36-day meet. Cloudy & Fast
1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000. Time 23.02 47.01 1:12.71 1:25.97 1:39.78
|2||Gray Admiral||122||2||5||6||6||5–½||5–½||4–2¼||Mn Garcia||5.00|
|$1 EXACTA (6-4)||$49.50|
|$2 QUINELLA (4-6)||$47.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-4-3-2)||$27.37|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-4-3)||$61.20|
Winner–Hard Arch Dbb.g.5 by Archarcharch out of Puuku, by Forestry. Bred by Ralph Kinder & Erv Woolsey (KY). Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Owner: Battle Born Racing Stable and Ferrara, Nick. Mutuel Pool $173,859 Exacta Pool $71,183 Quinella Pool $4,333 Superfecta Pool $30,965 Trifecta Pool $56,777. Claimed–For Him by Kurt Rexius. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Scratched–none.
HARD ARCH broke a bit slowly, was sent along outside then off the rail, went around a rival on the backstretch, moved up four wide on the second turn and three deep into the stretch, rallied under urging to the front outside foes in deep stretch and proved best. TASTE'S LEGEND stalked off the rail, advanced three deep on the second turn then bid outside the pacesetter, took a short lead in the stretch, battled alongside that rival through the drive and edged that one for the place. FOR HIM had good early speed and dueled inside, came a bit off the rail into the stretch, drifted back in and fought back along the rail in the final furlong and was edged for second. GRAY ADMIRAL chased just off the rail, went outside a rival into and on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. HARROVIAN had speed three deep then dueled outside a rival, fell back leaving the second turn and weakened. ZAKAROFF broke out a bit, saved ground chasing the pace throughout and also weakened.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.66 46.50 59.11 1:12.19
|10||Floyd Moneymaker||113||9||7||5–hd||2–½||2–½||3–1¼||Diaz, Jr.||6.30|
|7||Bound to Go||120||6||8||4–½||7–4||7–1½||7–2¼||Fuentes||8.40|
|3||My Boy Andy||115||3||9||9||9||9||9||Velez||21.10|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-9)||$37.80|
|$1 EXACTA (9-1)||$8.80|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-9)||$15.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-1-10-8)||$24.05|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-1-10)||$21.20|
Winner–Saddle Bar B.g.3 by Tapizar out of Honeycomb Gus, by Is It True. Bred by John Passerello & Bev Passerello (KY). Trainer: Robert B. Hess, Jr.. Owner: The Club Racing LLC, Alfieri, Dennis, Lambert, Jeffrey, Marchosky, Ernest, Montgomery, Ronald, Rasic. Mutuel Pool $319,246 Daily Double Pool $47,961 Exacta Pool $151,995 Quinella Pool $6,782 Superfecta Pool $67,141 Trifecta Pool $100,451. Claimed–Lostinthemoment by Two Feathers Series, LLC and Polanco, Marcelo. Trainer: Marcelo Polanco. Scratched–Bobby's Day.
SADDLE BAR stalked early then bid three deep to duel for the lead, inched away off the rail on the turn, kicked clear under urging in the drive, drifted in some and was under steady handling late. TEMPLE KNIGHTS saved ground chasing the pace, came out leaving the turn and into the stretch, split rivals in deep stretch and got up for the place toward the inside. FLOYD MONEYMAKER stalked four wide then three deep on the turn, came out four wide leaving the turn and into the stretch, drifted in some late and was edged for second. CROSS TOWN between horses early, chased outside, continued four wide leaving the turn and into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. LEGALLY GRAY stalked off the rail then bid between foes on the backstretch to duel for the lead, stalked between foes on the turn, drifted to the inside in deep stretch and weakened. LORELEI'S WARRIOR chased a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and lacked a rally. BOUND TO GO bobbled when the ground broke out behind at the start, stalked between foes then three deep on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. LOSTINTHEMOMENT had good early speed inside then dueled along the rail, stalked along the fence on the turn and weakened in the drive. MY BOY ANDY broke slowly, settled a bit off the rail then angled to the inside on the turn and was not a threat.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $64,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.34 46.55 1:11.08 1:22.80 1:34.66
|5||Three Ay Em||118||5||1||2–2||2–1||2–½||2–½||2–1||Bejarano||3.00|
|8||Rinse and Repeat||122||8||2||6–3||6–3||7–½||8||6–ns||Cedillo||23.80|
|7||I Can Do This||122||7||8||7–2½||7–½||8||7–hd||8||Prat||10.90|
|5||THREE AY EM||3.80||3.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-2)||$24.20|
|$1 EXACTA (2-5)||$14.20|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-5)||$12.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-5-1-4)||$20.39|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-5-1)||$22.25|
Winner–Golden Birthday Ch.g.3 by Golden Balls (IRE) out of Mindy's Birthday (IRE), by Singspiel (IRE). Bred by DP Racing (CA). Trainer: James M. Cassidy. Owner: D P Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $356,169 Daily Double Pool $26,193 Exacta Pool $164,451 Quinella Pool $8,169 Superfecta Pool $67,675 Trifecta Pool $115,517. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-9-2) paid $33.30. Pick Three Pool $69,820.
GOLDEN BIRTHDAY had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away on the backstretch, set the pace along the fence, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and held on gamely under urging. THREE AY EM prompted the pace outside the winner then stalked a bit off the rail, continued outside a rival on the second turn and in the stretch and bested that one for the place. PUSH THROUGH saved ground stalking the pace, waited off heels a bit into the second turn, came out some in upper stretch for room then angled back in and continued willingly to best the others. PERFECT WAGER settled off the pace inside, came out nearing midstretch and lacked the needed late kick. SHADRACK angled in and pulled his way along inside chasing the pace, came out on the second turn and again into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. RINSE AND REPEAT also was angled in early and chased outside a rival or a bit off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. APPRECIATED chased outside a rival, came out into the stretch, drifted in some and did not rally. I CAN DO THIS a step slow to begin, angled in and chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival into and on the second turn, found the rail in the stretch and lacked the needed response.
1 Mile. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.94 47.32 1:12.95 1:26.11 1:39.70
|5||Single Me Out||123||5||3||6–5||6–8||6–8||3–1½||3–7½||Espinoza||3.00|
|5||SINGLE ME OUT||3.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-2)||$128.60|
|$1 EXACTA (2-1)||$83.70|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-2)||$70.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-1-5-7)||$113.61|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-5)||$167.80|
Winner–Bold Endeavor B.g.3 by Bernardini out of Awesome Lassie, by Awesome Again. Bred by Fedai Kahraman (KY). Trainer: George Papaprodromou. Owner: Decker Racing. Mutuel Pool $413,161 Daily Double Pool $30,128 Exacta Pool $181,270 Quinella Pool $7,839 Superfecta Pool $82,602 Trifecta Pool $122,970. Scratched–Mica Bay.
50-Cent Pick Three (9-2-2) paid $90.55. Pick Three Pool $42,631.
BOLD ENDEAVOR stalked a bit off the rail then inside, came out some in midstretch and rallied under urging to get up between rivals on the line. BABAEL had speed inside to duel for the lead, regained the advantage on the second turn, inched away a bit off the rail into the stretch, drifted in then out some in the drive and held on well but was edged in the final jump. SINGLE ME OUT four wide into the first turn, angled to the inside then chased off the rail on the backstretch, continued outside on the second turn and five wide into the stretch, drifted in and finished willingly outside the top pair. MONGOLIAN LEGEND five wide into the first turn, stalked outside then bid four wide on the backstretch and second turn and into the stretch, drifted in through the drive and weakened. TEMPLE VIEW a bit slow into stride, angled and settled just off the rail then inside to the stretch, came out in the drive and lacked the needed rally. ZORICH stalked between horses then bid three deep between rivals on the backstretch and second turn, continued three wide into the stretch and weakened. HYPERSONIC a step slow to begin, had speed between horses then pressed the pace outside a rival, dueled between foes on the backstretch and second turn, drifted to the inside in the stretch and also weakened.
1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $35,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 23.42 48.41 1:12.97 1:36.37 1:42.20
|8||Mongolian Window||117||5||1||2–hd||2–hd||2–hd||4–1||5–hd||Arroyo, Jr.||9.00|
|2||Moonless Sky||119||2||7||5–1||4–hd||5–½||6–hd||7–ns||Van Dyke||3.50|
|10||My Aunt Tillie||112||7||10||9–1½||9–1||9–3||9–5||9–8¼||Velez||31.60|
|12||WIND TARTARE (FR)||4.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-11)||$209.00|
|$1 EXACTA (11-6)||$30.40|
|$2 QUINELLA (6-11)||$29.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (11-6-12-1)||$44.24|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (11-6-12)||$56.20|
Winner–Sugary B.m.6 by Indygo Shiner out of Hello Sugar, by Cee's Tizzy. Bred by Pamela Ziebarth (KY). Trainer: Martin F. Jones. Owner: Button Stable, J Squared Holdings LP, Fogel, Jo and Hicker, George. Mutuel Pool $479,046 Daily Double Pool $41,951 Exacta Pool $252,721 Quinella Pool $10,562 Superfecta Pool $116,403 Trifecta Pool $169,402. Claimed–Convince by Stable H. M. A. and Pearson, Molly J. Trainer: Molly Pearson. Claimed–Mongolian Window by Mongolian Stable. Trainer: Enebish Ganbat. Scratched–Candy Swirls, Peach Time, Whoa Nessie.
50-Cent Pick Three (2-2-11) paid $380.35. Pick Three Pool $67,560. 50-Cent Pick Four (5/9-2-2-4/5/7/11) 4 correct paid $638.15. Pick Four Pool $297,942. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-5/9-2-2-4/5/7/11) 5 correct paid $4,592.25. Pick Five Pool $688,892.
SUGARY chased outside a rival then three and four wide on the second turn, came five wide into the stretch, bid three deep in midstretch and gamely prevailed under urging. CONVINCE sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, drifted out into the stretch, fought back between horses in the drive then off the rail in late stretch and continued gamely to the end. WIND TARTARE (FR) angled in and chased three deep then outside a rival, came out leaving the second turn and five wide into the stretch, drifted in some and edged a rival for the show late. TAMMY'S WINDOW saved ground stalking the pace, bid inside in the stretch, fought back to deep stretch then was edged for third. MONGOLIAN WINDOW angled in and stalked outside a rival, came out leaving the second turn, was fanned four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. LADY PHYLLIS stalked three deep then outside a rival, continued three wide on the second turn and four wide into the stretch, was between foes through the final furlong and could not summon the necessary late kick. MOONLESS SKY stalked a bit off the rail then between foes, continued between horses in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. INDYPENDENT DEPUTY saved ground stalking the pace, awaited room leaving the second turn and nearing the stretch, came out some, split horses in midstretch and could not offer the necessary late response. MY AUNT TILLIE broke a bit awkwardly, angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and did not rally. BUNNY YOGURT angled in after the chute and settled just off the rail to the stretch and lacked a further response.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.62 46.20 58.75 1:11.82
|10||Go Sammy Go||120||10||4||8–1||6–hd||5–½||6–3¼||Flores||11.30|
|11||U S Hero||120||11||8||5–hd||5–2||8–3½||8–3¾||Payeras||43.30|
|2||Love and Hold||120||2||6||6–1||9–hd||10–½||11||Allen||64.10|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (11-8)||$125.60|
|$1 EXACTA (8-3)||$36.60|
|$2 QUINELLA (3-8)||$27.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-3-6-9)||$28.09|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-3-6)||$55.95|
Winner–Black Storm Dbb.g.5 by Treasure Ride out of Pearl's Rule, by Tribal Rule. Bred by Luis Aguilar (CA). Trainer: Lloyd C. Wicker. Owner: Luis A. Aguilar. Mutuel Pool $390,013 Daily Double Pool $40,185 Exacta Pool $220,012 Quinella Pool $9,602 Superfecta Pool $126,275 Trifecta Pool $171,582. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (2-11-8) paid $565.05. Pick Three Pool $81,126.
BLACK STORM chased between horses then off the rail, split rivals on the turn, angled in leaving the turn, found the rail in upper stretch, came out past midstretch and rallied under urging to get up outside the runner-up late. MIKE OPERATOR had speed between horses then dueled inside a rival, inched away a bit off the rail on the turn, drifted out into the stretch, kicked clear, drifted in through the final furlong, fought back along the rail in deep stretch and was edged on the line. FAIT ACCOMPLI between rivals early, pressed the pace outside the runner-up then stalked leaving the turn, came three wide into the stretch and held third. IMAGINEIAMFASTEST had speed five wide between horses, stalked four wide then off the rail on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and was edged for the show. IVORIAN dropped back off the rail early, came three deep into the stretch and bested the others. GO SAMMY GO chased outside then four wide on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and lacked a rally. SCRAMBLED saved ground chasing the pace to the stretch and weakened. U S HERO had speed six wide then stalked five wide, continued four wide leaving the turn and into the stretch and had little left for the drive. L'AQUILA between horses early, dropped back a bit off the rail to the stretch and failed to menace in the lane. AMPED stalked between horses, continued between foes on the turn, angled in some nearing the stretch and gave way. LOVE AND HOLD had speed between foes then stalked between rivals or a bit off the rail, angled in on the t urn and also gave way.
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.41 45.24 56.64
|9||I Give Up||120||9||7||9–3||9–3||8–3||6–1¼||Pereira||37.70|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-7)||$67.60|
|$1 EXACTA (7-1)||$49.70|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-7)||$74.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-1-6-3)||$98.64|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-1-6)||$84.15|
Winner–Greg's Diva Ch.f.2 by Shackleford out of Diva From Dixie, by Dixieland Band. Bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds LTD (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Michael House. Mutuel Pool $358,536 Daily Double Pool $37,493 Exacta Pool $171,368 Quinella Pool $7,877 Superfecta Pool $87,268 Trifecta Pool $128,478. Scratched–Pacific Crossing.
50-Cent Pick Three (11-8-7) paid $86.70. Pick Three Pool $98,283.
GREG'S DIVA dueled between horses then outside a rival, took a short lead in the stretch and inched away late under urging. LE TUB saved ground stalking the pace, came out past the eighth pole and gained the place late. ECLAIR had good early speed and angled in, dueled inside, fought back along the rail in the stretch, could not match the winner late and just lost second. DIPPING IN stalked between horses then a bit off the rail on the backstretch and turn, came three wide into the stretch and just missed the show. UNDISTURBED saved ground chasing the pace, came out a bit into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. I GIVE UP settled outside a rival then off the rail, angled in a bit off the fence on the turn and could not offer the necessary response. PERFECT RUSH chased just off the inside, split horses on the turn, came out four wide into the stretch and did not rally. CHERRY CITY pressed the pace three deep then stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. LOVELY LILIA settled a bit off the rail then angled in on the backstretch and saved ground to no avail. ESTABLISH JUSTICE stalked three deep then outside a rival, dropped back three wide on the turn and weakened. HAND TIMED.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $64,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.05 44.96 1:10.39 1:17.06
|7||Cruel Intention||121||6||2||2–hd||1–1||1–2||3–1½||Van Dyke||1.30|
|1||Coil Me Home||124||1||10||12||12||8–1½||4–½||Prat||9.90|
|12||Grinning Tiger||124||11||1||3–hd||4–hd||3–hd||6–2¾||Mn Garcia||81.30|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-5)||$25.80|
|$1 EXACTA (5-11)||$172.80|
|$2 QUINELLA (5-11)||$235.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-11-7-1)||$404.77|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-11-7)||$445.15|
Winner–Fashionably Fast Ch.g.4 by Lucky Pulpit out of Fall Fashion, by Forestry. Bred by Harris Farms (CA). Trainer: Dean Pederson. Owner: Harris Farms, Inc., Antonsen, Per and Nicoletti, John A.. Mutuel Pool $450,815 Daily Double Pool $35,133 Exacta Pool $235,122 Quinella Pool $9,689 Superfecta Pool $121,347 Trifecta Pool $176,615. Scratched–Candy Cornell.
50-Cent Pick Three (8-7-5) paid $97.10. Pick Three Pool $65,127.
FASHIONABLY FAST stalked a bit off the rail, split horses into the stretch, rallied under urging to bid alongside the leader a sixteenth out, gained the lead and won clear. HEARTFULLOFSTARS settled off the rail then a bit off the fence on the backstretch, continued inside on the turn, came out into the stretch then angled in and moved up inside, came out again in deep stretch and went alongside a foe late for the place. CRUEL INTENTION dueled between horses then outside a rival, inched away a bit off the rail on the turn, kicked clear, fought back toward the inside in deep stretch, could not match the winner and lost second on the line. COIL ME HOME dropped back along the inside without early speed, saved ground on the turn, came out into the stretch and found his best stride late. CAMBY dropped back outside, went four wide on the turn, swung seven wide into the stretch and also found his best stride late. GRINNING TIGER went up four wide to press the pace then stalked outside on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. COOL BOBBY chased inside, came out on the turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. OAKLAND MILLS stalked then bid three deep between horses to press the pace, tracked the leader off the rail on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. ROYAL TRUMP chased outside a rival, came out on the turn and six wide into the stretch and lacked a response in the drive. BOOGALUTE dropped back outside then off the rail, angled in some on the turn and lacked a further response. GETALOADOFTHIS chased outside then five wide into and on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. POSTERIZE angled in and dueled inside, stalked on the turn, dropped back nearing the stretch and gave way.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $200,000. 'Pat O'Brien Stakes'. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.13 44.52 1:09.36 1:22.00
|4||Giant Expectations||119||3||6||6||6||1–hd||2–4¾||Van Dyke||3.90|
|3||Jalen Journey||119||2||1||2–hd||1–hd||4–1||4–1½||Arroyo, Jr.||11.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-7)||$20.20|
|$1 EXACTA (7-4)||$4.10|
|$2 QUINELLA (4-7)||$6.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-4-6-3)||$1.84|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-4-6)||$5.10|
Winner–Catalina Cruiser Ch.h.5 by Union Rags out of Sea Gull, by Mineshaft. Bred by W. S. Farish (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $483,271 Daily Double Pool $53,822 Exacta Pool $195,747 Quinella Pool $8,185 Superfecta Pool $87,998 Trifecta Pool $134,871. Scratched–Lieutenant Dan.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-5-7) paid $13.95. Pick Three Pool $55,839.
CATALINA CRUISER dueled five wide then four wide leaving the backstretch and on the turn, put a head in front four wide into the stretch, drifted in some and fought back off the rail in the final furlong, regained the advantage under urging in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. GIANT EXPECTATIONS chased off the rail then outside a rival, came out five wide into the stretch, took a short lead nearing midstretch then battled outside the winner to the wire. AMERICAN ANTHEM had speed four wide between horses then dueled three deep between foes leaving the backstretch and on the turn and into the stretch, drifted in some and bested the others. JALEN JOURNEY bumped at the start, dueled between horses, fought back between foes on the turn, dropped back some into the stretch, drifted in and weakened. SEVEN TRUMPETS had speed between rivals to press the pace then took back and stalked off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened. CHIEF CICATRIZ bumped at the start, went up inside to duel for the lead, fought back on the turn, also dropped back 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 22.35 45.99 1:10.08 1:22.31 1:34.53
|2||M Town Gem||120||2||9||9–hd||8–hd||5–1½||3–hd||1–hd||Van Dyke||15.80|
|8||Storm the Bastille||118||7||3||6–½||9–2||10–hd||9–1½||9–10||Pereira||20.40|
|12||Into a Hot Spot||122||11||1||3–1½||3–1||6–hd||11||10–2¼||Maldonado||17.40|
|2||M TOWN GEM||33.60||11.80||5.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-2)||$55.40|
|$1 EXACTA (2-9)||$81.30|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-9)||$61.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-9-4-11)||$408.08|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-9-4-11-10)||$16,943.90|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-9-4)||$160.50|
Winner–M Town Gem Dbb.g.3 by Gemologist out of Listen, by Chester House. Bred by Kim Nardelli, Rodney Nardelli, SusanBunning, & B. Jaffreys (KY). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Paymaster Racing LLC and Slugo Racing. Mutuel Pool $472,459 Daily Double Pool $129,789 Exacta Pool $254,137 Quinella Pool $10,950 Superfecta Pool $149,257 Super High Five Pool $22,208 Trifecta Pool $207,467. Scratched–Call You Tomorrow.
$2 Pick Six Jackpot (4/7/11-8-7/11-5-1/7-2) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $128,697. 50-Cent Pick Three (5-7-2) paid $122.10. Pick Three Pool $147,243. 50-Cent Pick Four (7/11-5-1/7-2) 4 correct paid $270.60. Pick Four Pool $657,006. 50-Cent Pick Five (8-7/11-5-1/7-2) 5 correct paid $3,199.05. Pick Five Pool $754,118. $2 Pick Six (4/7/11-8-7/11-5-1/7-2) 5 out of 6 paid $181.60. $2 Pick Six (4/7/11-8-7/11-5-1/7-2) 6 correct paid $36,270.40. Pick Six Pool $203,690. $1 Place Pick All 10 correct paid $11,454.20. Place Pick All Pool $30,031.
M TOWN GEM saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch then drifted in, came out again under some urging past midstretch and surged between foes late to get up. BORU chased outside a rival then between horses, was in tight on the second turn, came out four wide into the stretch and finished willingly. COMBAT ZONE between horses early, stalked inside, came out into the stretch, took a short lead outside the pacesetter in midstretch, fought back between rivals in deep stretch and went on gamely to the end. SOUL BEAM settled three deep then outside a rival, continued a bit off the rail on the second turn, angled to the inside into the stretch and rallied along the rail. REEDLEY had speed between rivals then angled in and set the pace inside, came a bit off the rail in the stretch, fought back between horses in deep stretch and was outfinished. HOOTIE pulled between horses and steadied early on the backstretch, chased between foes, came out leaving the second turn and was hit on the nose with a rival's whip, entered the stretch three wide and also was outfinished. TARTINI unhurried along the inside then came off the rail into the second turn, swung six wide into the stretch and found his best stride late. RIVER GOD stalked off the rail then three deep, came five wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. STORM THE BASTILLE (FR) pulled and steadied early, chased three deep, fell back and angled in some leaving the second turn and lacked the necessary response. INTO A HOT SPOT angled in and stalked outside a rival then three deep leaving the backstretch and on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. UNION RIDE pulled along the inside and steadied into the first turn, came out and stalked a bit off the fence then between foes, continued outside a rival leaving the second turn and also weakened.
|Out of State||N/A||$8,775,554|
Del Mar Entries for Sunday, August 25.
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. 29th day of a 36-day meet.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $36,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up.
|1||Emtech||Mario Gutierrez||118||Steve Knapp||6-1|
|2||Thin Line||Flavien Prat||118||Doug F. O'Neill||4-1|
|3||Jen Go Unchained||Agapito Delgadillo||120||Mike Puype||4-1|
|4||Baby Gronk||Martin Pedroza||124||William Spawr||5-2|
|5||Concord Jet||Alonso Quinonez||118||Brian J. Koriner||10-1|
|6||Call You Tomorrow||Joseph Talamo||120||Brian J. Koriner||2-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000.
|1||Shanghai Barbie||Ruben Fuentes||120||Neil D. Drysdale||6-1||16,000|
|2||Cash for Cass||Tiago Pereira||120||Tim McCanna||12-1||16,000|
|3||Zillinda||Edwin Maldonado||123||Bruce Headley||8-1||16,000|
|4||Conformation||Mario Gutierrez||123||Ben D. A. Cecil||4-1||16,000|
|5||Whoa Nessie||Abel Cedillo||121||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||7-2||14,000|
|6||Divine Dharma||Aaron Gryder||120||Michael Puhich||3-1||16,000|
|7||Sweet Connie Girl||Agapito Delgadillo||123||Paul G. Aguirre||5-2||16,000|
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $70,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $100,000.
|1||Painting Corners||Flavien Prat||122||Peter Miller||5-2|
|2||Gliding By||Rafael Bejarano||120||Richard Baltas||10-1|
|3||Poster Girl||Tiago Pereira||120||Matthew Chew||6-1|
|4||Fahan Mura||Edwin Maldonado||120||Vladimir Cerin||3-1|
|5||S Y Sky||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Philip D'Amato||2-1|
|6||Kentan Road||Jorge Velez||117||John W. Sadler||6-1||100,000|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. State bred.
|1||Sweet Boy||Abel Cedillo||120||Steven Miyadi||8-1||50,000|
|2||Seesawsam||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||2-1||50,000|
|3||El Chapin||Diego Sanchez||120||Sally Rivera||20-1||50,000|
|4||Thunder Boat||Evin Roman||120||Vann Belvoir||20-1||50,000|
|5||Wicked Blue||Modesto Linares||120||Vernon E. Aguayo||12-1||50,000|
|6||Govenor Cinch||Ruben Fuentes||120||Tim Yakteen||12-1||50,000|
|7||Up Time||Assael Espinoza||120||Dean Pederson||20-1||50,000|
|8||Side Street Dave||Geovanni Franco||120||Gary Sherlock||8-1||50,000|
|9||You'reright Again||Martin Garcia||120||Lloyd C. Wicker||4-1||50,000|
|10||Golden Victory||Eswan Flores||120||Victor L. Garcia||10-1||50,000|
|11||Baltimore Beecho||Alonso Quinonez||120||Jorge Periban||6-1||50,000|
|12||Hot Socks||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||113||Steven Miyadi||6-1||50,000|
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up.
|1||Joeys Ace||Jorge Velez||115||Jerry Hollendorfer||10-1|
|2||Deuce||Martin Garcia||122||David E. Hofmans||9-2|
|3||Torosay||Rafael Bejarano||120||Doug F. O'Neill||6-1|
|4||Lincoln City||Abel Cedillo||120||J. Eric Kruljac||5-1|
|5||Duchamp||Victor Espinoza||120||John A. Shirreffs||5-1|
|6||Goldie's Hills||Edgar Payeras||122||Sally Rivera||20-1|
|7||Tyrannical Rex||Martin Pedroza||120||Jack Carava||20-1|
|8||Mountain Spirit||Mike Smith||120||Jeff Mullins||5-2|
|9||Tiger Strike||Edwin Maldonado||120||Craig Dollase||15-1|
|10||Soldier Boy||Ruben Fuentes||120||John W. Sadler||10-1|
|11||The Longest Night||Martin Garcia||120||Philip D'Amato||4-1|
|12||Lord Adare||Kent Desormeaux||120||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||6-1|
|13||Truck Salesman||Evin Roman||120||Doug F. O'Neill||3-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $64,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Tijori||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||119||Simon Callaghan||6-1|
|2||Hergame||Tiago Pereira||122||Leonard Powell||20-1|
|3||Message||Rafael Bejarano||119||Bob Baffert||4-1|
|4||Rather Nosy||Evin Roman||119||Jack Carava||9-2|
|5||Chasin Lucas||Assael Espinoza||124||Mark Glatt||12-1|
|6||Stirred||Drayden Van Dyke||119||Michael W. McCarthy||6-1|
|7||Mongolian Humor||Abel Cedillo||122||Vladimir Cerin||10-1|
|8||Spend Spend Spend||Joseph Talamo||124||Brian J. Koriner||3-1||40,000|
|9||Day by Day||Aaron Gryder||124||Jonathan Wong||5-1||40,000|
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $64,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Caray||Tiago Pereira||122||Gary Stute||20-1|
|2||Stop the Violence||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||122||Peter Miller||8-1|
|3||General Interest||Kent Desormeaux||124||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||6-1|
|4||Psycho Dar||Edwin Maldonado||124||Steven Miyadi||5-1|
|5||Wildman Jack||Rafael Bejarano||120||Doug F. O'Neill||6-1|
|6||Musawaat||Aaron Gryder||124||Mike Puype||15-1|
|7||Lil Milo||Flavien Prat||124||Alfredo Marquez||5-2|
|8||Factorial||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Richard Baltas||6-1|
|9||Castle||Geovanni Franco||124||Andy Mathis||9-2||40,000|
|10||Hardcore Troubador||Abel Cedillo||124||Edward R. Freeman||10-1||40,000|
|11||Restless Rambler||Flavien Prat||124||Mark Glatt||6-1||40,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'Shared Belief Stakes'. 3 year olds.
|1||Street Class||Ruben Fuentes||118||Michael W. McCarthy||20-1|
|2||Seven Scents||Jorge Velez||118||Craig Anthony Lewis||20-1|
|3||King Jack||Mike Smith||120||Jerry Hollendorfer||8-5|
|4||Stubbins||Rafael Bejarano||124||Doug F. O'Neill||10-1|
|5||Lieutenant Dan||Abel Cedillo||120||Steven Miyadi||4-1|
|6||Improbable||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Bob Baffert||1-1|
1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.
|1||Sapori Girl||Joseph Talamo||120||Tim Yakteen||5-1||50,000|
|2||Grey Lady||Ruben Fuentes||120||Alfredo Marquez||8-1||50,000|
|3||Willowglade||Geovanni Franco||120||Paula S. Capestro||30-1||50,000|
|4||Bella Figura||Flavien Prat||123||Richard Baltas||3-1||50,000|
|5||Objective||Abel Cedillo||120||Doug F. O'Neill||9-2||50,000|
|6||Bellize||Jorge Velez||115||John W. Sadler||6-1||50,000|
|7||Daddy's Melody||Edwin Maldonado||123||Craig Dollase||6-1||50,000|
|8||Sunriser||Victor Espinoza||119||J. Eric Kruljac||15-1||40,000|
|9||So Much Happy||Tiago Pereira||120||George Papaprodromou||20-1||50,000|
|10||Prance||Rafael Bejarano||120||Neil D. Drysdale||6-1||50,000|
|11||Coldwater||Mike Smith||123||Patrick Gallagher||7-2||50,000|
|12||Flying Blue||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||120||Eoin G. Harty||20-1||50,000|
|13||Zucchera||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Richard Baltas||15-1||50,000|