Giant Expectations Wins Pat O'Brien Stakes at Del Mar
Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California was the scene of the $200,000 G2 Pat O'Brien Stakes on Saturday, August 26. Horses three years old and upward took to Del Mar's dirt track and raced seven furlongs. Exline-Border Racing and Gatto Racing's 9-2 third betting choice Giant Expectations closed from sixth and posted the nice 1 1/2 length win in the field of 10 - a field that was without morning line favorite Danzing Candy who was unexpectedly scratched from the race and retired from racing due to his injury. Great Expectations, with the win, earned an automatic bid into the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. 7-1 shot Calculator finished second with 3-1 second choice Silent Bird another 2 3/4 lengths back in third. Mr. Hinx held fourth and was followed by Solid Wager, Kobe's Back, Blameitonthelaw, Home Run Kitten, Denman's Call, and 3-1 favorite Moe Candy, to complete the order of finish.