Sumter successful the Pasadena Stakes
House owners of racehorses discover nice pleasure when their horses are in a position to win a race, after all. However they discover greater than pleasure – one thing bordering on ecstasy – when one of many horses they’ve bred is a winner. It is like your son or daughter successful a championship in no matter they occur to compete in. It’s simply the most effective.
And if that successful race is a stakes race … nicely, now we’re speaking about one thing past the past.
That very factor looms at Del Mar Sunday when a stakes doubleheader incorporates a pair of homebreds because the morning line favorites within the two black sort affairs that spotlight the 11-race card.
First we now have the Grade 2, $150,000 La Jolla Handicap for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on the turf course. Subsequent comes the $125,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Affiliation Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on the primary observe that’s restricted to California-bred 2-year-old fillies.
Within the 82nd version of the La Jolla, the colt Sumter figures to be the favourite and the horse to beat within the six-horse subject. The son of Struggle Entrance is on a three-race successful streak, the final two in stakes races. He is skilled by Corridor of Famer Richard Mandella and will likely be ridden by Corridor of Famer Mike Smith. And – this is the place the ecstasy issue is available in – his proprietor and breeder are Perry and Ramona Bass of Fort Value, Texas. You already know they’re going to be rooting arduous.
Within the 69th CTBA, the filly Completely Zero is undefeated in two begins with the sort of figures that makes her a standout on this lineup of 10. The chestnut is by Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist which ties a pleasant bow on the package deal for the filly’s proprietor and breeder, J. Paul Reddam of Laguna Seaside, CA. His Reddam Racing outfit owned Nyquist, too, and you’ll solely think about how arduous he was rooting coming down the lane at Churchill Downs. Doug O’Neill trains Completely Zero (he skilled Nyquist additionally) and she or he’ll be ridden Sunday by Mario Gutierrez (who was Nyquist’s common rider).
The La Jolla, which is the second of three 3-year-old turf stakes introduced on the summer season meet, goes as Race 5 Sunday, whereas the CTBA will likely be Race 10.
Here is the total subject from the rail out for the La Jolla with riders and morning line odds:
SF Racing, Starlight Racing, et al’s Armagnac (Florent Geroux, 5/2); C R Ok Secure’s Stayincotai (Umberto Rispoli, 6-1); Homosexual Barber’s Excellent Flight (Ramon Vazquez, 8-1); Sumter (9/5); Kretz Racing’s Cabo Spirit (Joe Bravo, 5/2), and Americas Pastime Stables and Roncelli Household’s Brit’s Wit (Declan Cannon, 8-1).
Now this is the lineup from the rail out for the CTBA with their riders and morning line odds:
Lovingier, Mihaljevich or Moroney’s Lov U Imply It (Kyle Frey, 15-1); Completely Zero (8/5); Phil Lebherz’s Smiling Lady (Geroux, 10-1); C T R Stables’ Chedda Money (Edwin Maldonado, 8-1); Berger or Valenzuela’s Fumano’s Woman (Hector Berrios, 4-1); Jaime Renella’s Chismosa (Edgar Payeras, 12-1); Brown, Klein or Lebherz’s Promote the Dream (Abel Cedillo, 2-1); Bernard, Fosselman or Ryan’s Paddle On Polly (Emily Ellingwood, 30-1); LNJ Foxwoods’ Electrical Lettuce (Ricky Gonzalez, 4-1), and Lovingier or Griffin Stables’ E Z Pharis (Tyler Baze, 6-1).
First publish on Sunday is 2 p.m. PT. The La Jolla is scheduled to go off at roughly 4:05 p.m., whereas the CTBA goes for roughly 6:35 p.m.