Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante Stakes is on tap for Del Mar in sunny Southern California this Saturday, September 5. Two year old fillies will take to Del Mar's dirt track and go seven furlongs searching for the winner's share of the $300,000 purse.
A deep and competitive field of 11 juvenile fillies will line up in the Del Mar Debutante - race 9 on Del Mar's Saturday schedule. Post time is 6:10 PM. Let's take a peek into the past performances of all 11 combatants for this intriguing Grade 1 stakes including the top 4 from the Sorrento Stakes here less than a month ago.
Pretty N Cool - intriguing and speedy Bob Baffert trained filly has two career starts and two wins - last time out in impressive fashion - by 2 3/4 lengths as favorite in the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes on this track August 12 and a maiden score by 4 1/2 lengths on a sloppy track here July 19. She looks for three in a row Saturday and should definitely be in the mix. Martin Garcia has the call from post 3 irons.
Gomo - will hit the track for the fourth time for trainer Doug O'Neill having posted a win, a second and a third place finish so far. She broke maiden two starts back by 5 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita June 25 after a third place finish on that same track in her debut. Last time out she was a good second behind Pretty N Cool in the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes on this track August 12. Gomo has placed in all three career starts - competitive every time out and will leave from post 9 with Alex Solis in the irons.
One True Kiss - Peter Miller trained filly races for the third time Saturday off a respectable third behind Pretty N Cool and Gomo in the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes on this track August 12. Before that was a good maiden score at Los Alamitos July 12. One True Kiss has been decent so far and looks for her first graded stakes score from post 7. Joe Talamo has the mount.
Right There - Keith Desormeaux trained filly has looked OK far in her career - a win and a second place finish in her three career starts. Last time out was an OK fourth in her graded stakes debut - the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes here August 12 which followed a good win in her stakes debut - the minor Landulace Stakes by an impressive 4 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita June 21 and a second at first asking in May. Kent Desormeaux will be in the saddle from the rail Saturday looking for Right There's first graded stakes score.
Stays in Vegas - Jerry Hollendorfer trained filly has two career starts and two minor stakes wins - by six lengths in the 5 1/2 furlong Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes at Oak Tree at Pleasanton July 4 and last time out by 3 3/4 lengths in the Wine Country Debutante Stakes at Santa Rosa August 14. Stays in Vegas has looked great in her first two starts and hopes to keep the upward trend going from gate 6 with Flavien Prat guiding her.
Songbird - will race for the second time Saturday having posted a win in her only career start - by and impressive 6 1/2 lengths on this track July 26. Songbird makes her stakes debut Saturday hoping to make a little noise when she leaves from an unfavorable outside post 11 with Mike Smith in the reins.
Surfside Tiara - will race for the third time for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer - the first being a second at Los Alamitos July 4 and the second being a maiden score July 9 on this track. Surfside Tiara hopes to break through in stakes company Saturday and looks as though she could do just that. Rafael Bejarano gets the call from post 5.
Land Over Sea - Doug O'Neill trained filly will hit the track for the third time after breaking maiden last time out in her second career start - on this track July 29. Her debut was a second at Los Alamitos July 12. Land Over Sea has shown improvement and hopes to keep that trend going from gate 4 with Mario Gutierrez aboard.
Come to Mischief - Peter Walder trained filly has just one career starts and it was a good one - a six length gate-to-wire win in the minor My Dear Stakes at Woodbine June 28. She hopes to keep the momentum going Saturday and will have the legendary Gary Stevens in the reins from gate 2.
My Dynamo -Jeff Bonde trained filly will hit the track for just the second time - the first being a maiden score on this track August 16. She steps up in company for her second career start Saturday with Fernando Perez guiding her from gate 8.
Mitzi Winks - Doug O'Neill trained filly has just one career start and it was a good one - a Maiden Claiming score by 4 1/2 lengths here August 6. She makes a major step up in competition looking to make it two wins in a row from post 10 with Drayden Van Dyke aboard.