Del Mar Futurity Highlights Closing Day

Rob Gregorka
Updated: September 6, 2011 -- 6:05 PM ET

Las Vegas, NV -- Closing Day at Del Mar on Wednesday will be highlighted by the Grade 1 $250,000 Del Mar Futurity. Two unbeaten horses, Creative Cause and Majestic City, are the top choices in betting odds in this field of eight. Here is a look at those two horses, trainer Bob Baffert's two contenders and the rest of the field for Wednesday's race.

Creative Cause
The 9-5 morning line favorite is Creative Cause who is unbeaten in two starts. He was a very impressive winner in his debut at Hollywood Park on July 16 and then came back and won the Best Pal last time out. His speed figures jump off the page and he seems ready for another big effort as he had a bullet work at Del Mar last Friday.

Majestic City
This horse is unbeaten in three starts including a win in the Hollywood Juvenile Championships. He has been very impressive with some great speed figures and he also has bullet works at Del Mar in the past couple of weeks. Majestic City has not raced since July 17 but Jeff Bloom, managing partner of Bloom Racing Stable, said that was the plan. Majestic City is listed as the 5-2 second choice on the morning line.

Del Mar Futurity betting at Del Mar Race Course at Off Track Betting

Baffert Horses
Trainer Bob Baffert has two contenders for Wednesday's race in Drill and Gun Boat. Baffert has won the Del Mar Futurity a record nine times so his horses cannot be discounted. Drill is listed at 7-2 on the morning line while Gun Boat is 8-1.

The Rest
This is probably a race between the top two with the Baffert horses having an outside chance. The rest of the field doesn't look that strong. Basmati couldn't even beat Gun Boat last time out so he doesn't really have a shot. Monsoon was a well beaten third to Creative Cause in the Best Pal so he probably won't be in the running. Sheer Talent did win his debut on July 30 while Corsa Di Cavalli beat maiden-claimers in his only start but both are longshots in this race on Wednesday.

Full field for the Del Mar Futurity:




ML Odds


Corsa Di Cavalli

A Quinonez



Gun Boat

M Pedroza



Sheer Talent

V Espinoza



Majestic City

D Flores




G Gomez




M Garcia



Mighty Monsoon

J Talamo



Creative Cause

R Bejarano


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