In addition to Rolling Fog’s Del Mar Futurity (G1) victory, three other OBS graduates scored stakes wins on the closing day card. In all, OBS alumni had a big Del Mar meet, winning or placing in ten stakes races, with nine youngsters scoring maiden victories.
Sam Britt & Michael House’s Dry Summer found stakes company on the Del Mar turf course to his liking, rallying from fifth in the early stages, closing strongly and getting up by a neck to win the $100,000 Oaks Tree Juvenile Turf Stakes. It’s the first stakes win for 2-year-old son of Any Given Saturday, now 3-2-0-0 with earnings of $105,000. He was sold for $120,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video
Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum & Kevin Tsujihara’s Comma to the Top took charge of Del Mar’s $96,110 Pirate’s Bounty Stakes after straightening away in the stretch and eased away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes winning gelding by Bwana Charlie, sold first by Beth Bayer, Agent, as a weanling at the 2010 OBS Fall Mixed Sale before bringing $22,000 when purchased out of the Indian Prairie Ranch consignment at the 2010 April Sale. Now 21-9-2-1 he’s earned $916,096 to date. watch his under tack video
Lanni Family Trust’s Reneesgotzip, idle since May, went right to the lead in Del Mar’s $89,000 C.E.R.F Stakes and was never headed en route to a 3-1/4 length victory, running six furlongs in a swift 1:08 1/5. Fellow OBS graduate Jet Blue Girl (April ’09) checked in third. A graded stakes winner at two, the 3-year-old daughter of City Zip is now 6-4-2-0 and has earned $314,600. She was sold by Ricky Leppala, Agent, for $45,000 at the 2011 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video