Del Mar

Del Mar Report #1

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Tom’s Tribute (KY) – Here is your first Grade 1 winner of the meet!  It was also the first Grade 1 victory for Tom’s Tribute, and actually his first Graded stakes win at all.  The horse kind of came alive in his last two races at Santa Anita, and really was never threatened in the Eddie Reed on Sunday.  He’s found his home going a mile on the turf, and you can bet he’ll be pointed to similar races from here on out.

– 2nd Star: Enterprising (FL) – What a devastating stretch run this horse displayed on opening day in the Oceanside Stakes!  After trailing the field for what seemed like forever, Enterprising rushed home in close to 11 seconds flat and was able to pull off a victory by the slimmest of margins.  It was his second ungraded stakes victory, and you’d have to think he’ll face Graded stakes company at Del Mar before the meet is over.

– 3rd Star: Luminance (KY) – What a special filly this one might be!  Luminance broke a track record going five furlongs on Sunday, breaking her maiden on debut.  What’s even more impressive…she was slow to break, and was also SIX wide in the final turn!  The Del Mar surface was playing extremely fast, but she still did some serious running considering the trip.  The Del Mar Debutante will be the obvious goal now, and it’s hard to imagine that she won’t be the favorite in that race.

Flop of the Week

Bollywood (KY) – Baffert gave us all kinds of hype on Luminance and it paid off, but Bollywood didn’t live up to his hype as he was well beaten finisher on debut.  There is no reason to panic yet…the Del Mar surface doesn’t suit many horses.  However, his complete non-effort was a surprise.  Wouldn’t take him at short price next time out…

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Doug F. O’Neill 21 4 4 3 $192,976 19% 11 52%
2 John W. Sadler 16 3 1 3 $210,426 19% 7 44%
2 Peter Miller 23 3 4 3 $177,440 13% 10 43%
2 Jerry Hollendorfer 14 3 1 3 $172,376 21% 7 50%
5 Mark Glatt 7 2 1 1 $118,960 29% 4 57%
5 Bob Baffert 10 2 0 2 $111,830 20% 4 40%
5 Kristin Mulhall 7 2 0 1 $70,010 29% 3 43%
5 Vann Belvoir 7 2 0 0 $62,650 29% 2 29%
5 Gary Sherlock 5 2 0 1 $42,980 40% 3 60%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Martin Garcia 23 6 1 3 $297,990 26% 10 43%
2 Mike E. Smith 19 5 2 0 $455,720 26% 7 37%
3 Elvis Trujillo 27 4 2 4 $205,774 15% 10 37%
4 Rafael Bejarano 20 3 3 5 $285,464 15% 11 55%
4 Tyler Baze 29 3 4 5 $204,184 10% 12 41%
4 Fernando Hernandez Perez 21 3 0 1 $140,790 14% 4 19%
4 Drayden Van Dyke 23 3 2 3 $124,762 13% 8 35%
4 Martin A. Pedroza 10 3 2 0 $85,300 30% 5 50%
9 Joseph Talamo 25 2 2 2 $199,012 8% 6 24%
9 Kent J. Desormeaux 16 2 1 2 $104,100 13% 5 31%
14 Tiago Josue Pereira 18 2 2 1 $78,680 11% 5 28%

Preview to Next Week

Wickerr Stakes
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014
Three-year-olds and upward, N/W S/S $50,000 at 1 M o/o since March 1 One Mile (Turf)
$90,000 Added
Cougar II Handicap (gr. III)
Fri, Jul 25th 2014
Three-year-olds and upward 1 1/2 Miles
$100,000 Guaranteed
Fleet Treat Stakes
Sat, Jul 26th 2014
Fillies, three years old, bred in CA Seven Furlongs
$200,000 Guaranteed
San Diego Handicap (gr. II)
Sat, Jul 26th 2014
Three-year-olds and upward 1 1/16 Miles
$200,000 Guaranteed
California Dreamin’ Handicap
Sun, Jul 27th 2014
Three-year-olds and upward, bred in CA 1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
$150,000 Guaranteed
Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I)
Sun, Jul 27th 2014
Three-year-olds and upward Six Furlongs
$300,000 Guaranteed
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