Avenue de France holds off favored Going Global to win the John C. Mabee
Main rider Juan Hernandez took a big gamble on the bottom together with his mare Avenue de France and he cashed it in on the wire after they held on by half a size over the charging 1-2 race favourite Going Global in Saturday’s $251,000 John C. Mabee Stakes at Del Mar.
Hernandez’s daring bounce proved simply what his daughter of Cityscape wanted to seize the Grade 2 stakes and choose up a verify for $150,000 to extend her earnings to $525,066. It was her eighth profession victory in her twenty second begin. The French-bred turf specialist is skilled by Frenchman Leonard Powell and he or she lined the 9 furlongs on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course in 1:47.96.
Going Global, who races for Dub, Gevertz or Nentwig, et al, had 2 1/2 lengths on third-place finisher Going to Vegas, who goes for Abbondanza Racing and Medallion Racing.
The winner paid $23.80, $5.60 and $2.60, whereas Going Global returned $2.20 and $2.10. Going to Vegas paid $2.10 to indicate.
The race was a part of the Decide 6 sequence at Del Mar, which was not hit once more inflicting a carryover of $166,281 into Sunday’s last card of the season. There’s a necessary payout on the wager tomorrow, which will likely be held on races six to 11. First submit for the finale is 1 p.m.
JUAN HERNANDEZ (Avenue de France, winner)– “This filly at all times strikes the final quarter of the race, however at this time I took my likelihood and went round on the half mile. She was pulling and it appeared like she wished room, so I noticed the chance to go round and make my transfer slightly early at this time. Nothing caught us on the three-eighths (pole) and I took my likelihood. If I used to be going to get caught, I might have gotten caught on the wire. Good factor my filly held on via that transfer and gained.”
LEONARD POWELL (Avenue de France, winner) – “She’s on her recreation. She’s obtained an excellent flip of foot. She caught Going Global flat footed on the three-eighths and when Going Global got here at her she re-rallied. I assumed he (Juan Hernandez) had moved too early, truthfully, however it turned out to be the profitable transfer. That is why Juan is on the prime of the ladder proper now.”
FRACTIONS: :23.73 :46.53 1:11.00 1:35.50 1:47.96
The stakes win was the eleventh of the meet for rider Hernandez, however his first within the John C. Mabee Stakes. He now has 26 stakes wins at Del Mar.
The stakes win was the second of the meet for coach Powell, however his first within the John C. Mabee Stakes. He now has eight stakes wins at Del Mar.
The profitable homeowners are Stephen Aron of Santa Monica (Convergence Steady, Sol Kumin of New York Metropolis (Madaket Stables) and companions.