Del Mar

Del Mar Report #4

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Moulin de Mougin (KY) – The horse with the funny name broke through Sunday to grab her first stakes victory, and it was  big one!  After trailing the field for most of the race, jockey Mike Smith gave her a perfect ground saving stretch run and was victorious by about a half length in the Grade 2 John C Mabee Stakes.  It’s only her fourth win in thirteen starts, but this filly be Curlin is starting to blossom.  Her 2014 campaign has been solid.

– 2nd Star: Enterprising (FL) – It wasn’t quite as dramatic as the Oceanside Stakes when he just got up in time, but Enterprising used his come from behind style again to win the La Jolla on Saturday.  This time it was by a little more than a length, as the added distance was probably to his liking.  The horse seems to be getting better with every race, and could be ready for Grade 1 competition next.

– 3rd Star: Om (KY) – American Pharoah was supposed to be the horse that would romp in a 2 year old maiden special weight race on Saturday, but it was Om at 22-1 that was a total runaway winner.  His 97 beyer speed figure is the highest of any two year old so far, and probably makes him the favorite for any stakes race held in California in the near future.  Was this race a major fluke, or can he do it again?  Could be interesting to see…

Flop of the Week

Miss Serendipity (ARG) – She went off as the favorite in the Grade 2 John C. Mabee Stakes, but ended up off the board and well beaten when it was all said and done.  Perhaps the layoff was too much for her to overcome, or maybe it was the uncomfortable trip she encountered.  Either way this was not her best effort, and we expect much better next time out.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Peter Miller 66 11 7 10 $571,188 17% 28 42%
2 Jerry Hollendorfer 49 9 11 7 $683,566 18% 27 55%
3 Doug F. O’Neill 78 8 11 13 $625,926 10% 32 41%
4 John W. Sadler 59 7 6 13 $711,938 12% 26 44%
4 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 31 7 3 4 $256,420 23% 14 45%
6 Bob Baffert 41 6 3 5 $462,660 15% 14 34%
6 Mark Glatt 32 6 5 5 $405,642 19% 16 50%
6 Vann Belvoir 26 6 1 2 $155,870 23% 9 35%
9 Thomas F. Proctor 22 5 3 3 $414,272 23% 11 50%
9 Philip D’Amato 34 5 4 9 $396,100 15% 18 53%
9 Mike Puype 31 5 3 5 $309,712 16% 13 42%
9 A. C. Avila 16 5 4 3 $187,220 31% 12 75%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Rafael Bejarano 93 16 19 20 $1,186,190 17% 55 59%
1 Kent J. Desormeaux 77 16 11 11 $989,770 21% 38 49%
1 Elvis Trujillo 103 16 12 11 $876,634 16% 39 38%
4 Mike E. Smith 58 13 4 8 $1,081,372 22% 25 43%
5 Fernando Hernandez Perez 85 12 7 3 $587,240 14% 22 26%
6 Joseph Talamo 114 11 15 14 $992,956 10% 40 35%
6 Drayden Van Dyke 87 11 12 17 $646,338 13% 40 46%
7 Tyler Baze 112 10 16 12 $879,428 9% 38 34%
7 Martin Garcia 75 10 7 12 $723,092 13% 29 39%
7 Victor Espinoza 70 10 8 5 $693,286 14% 23 33%

Preview to Next Week

Green Flash Handicap
Wed, Aug 13th 2014
Three-year-olds and upward Five Furlongs (Turf)
$90,000 Added
Sandy Blue Handicap
Fri, Aug 15th 2014
Fillies, three years old One Mile (Turf)
$90,000 Added
Del Mar Oaks (gr. I)
Sat, Aug 16th 2014
Fillies, three years old 1 1/8 Miles (Turf)
$300,000 Guaranteed
Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III)
Sun, Aug 17th 2014
Fillies and mares, three years old and upward 6 1/2 Furlongs
$150,000 Guaranteed
Solana Beach Handicap
Sun, Aug 17th 2014
Fillies and mares, three years old and upward, bred in CA One Mile (Turf)
$150,000 Guaranteed
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