OffTrackBetting.com - The G1 Del Mar Futurity takes place this Monday, September 4 at Del Mar Race Track in Del Mar, California. Horses two years old will be featured when they take to Del Mar's dirt track and race seven furlongs for the winner's share of the $300,000 purse.
The Del Mar Futurity has attracted a strong field of nine to go in race 8 on Del Mar's Holiday Monday card. Post time is 5:40 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all nine entries for this intriguing G1 stakes - a local prep for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile in November.
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Simon Callaghan trained colt has three career starts and three nice wins. Last time out was a successful graded stakes debut - a win by 3 1/2 lengths in the G2 Best Pal Stakes on this track August 12 which followed a win in the listed 5 1/2-furlong Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths July 3 and a convincing win at first asking on that track May 26. Run Away hasn't been touched so far, has registered a very good BRIS Speed Rating in all three of his starts, is the most accomplished entry in the field and will try to remain perfect from post 3 with Flavien Prat in the irons of the 123-pound highweight and likely favorite.
Races for just the second time for trainer Bob Baffert of a good maiden score by 5 1/4 lengths as 4-5 favorite in his only career start - on this track August 13. Soul Streit looked good in that start and hopes to be again Monday in his major step up in competition. Mike Smith has been tabbed to ride from the rail.
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Will hit the track for the second time for trainer Bob Baffert hoping to build on a nice win in his only career start - a maiden score by 1 1/2 lengths on this track August 20. Zatter steps up with high expectations and will leave from the outside post 9 with Rafael Bejarano in the saddle.
Mick Ruis trained colt has just one career start and it was a successful one - a decisive maiden score as 8-5 favorite on this track August 5. He has looked good in works leading up to this weekend and looks to make it two-for-two to start his career Monday with Corey Nakatani guiding him from gate 6.
Tatters to Riches
Jeff Mullins trained colt has just one career start and it was a good one - a maiden score on this track July 29. He was impressive in that start, has been terrific in training leading up to this race and hopes to carry the momentum into his stakes bow Monday. Tyler Baze gets the call from gate 4.
Dia de Pago
Will hit the track for just the third time for trainer Vladimir Cerin looking to build on a couple of nice results. He posted a maiden score in his first start - at Gulfstream Park June 18 and followed that with a quality second behind Run Away last time out in the G2 Best Pal Stakes on this track August 12. He has been a factor in both career starts and hopes to be again Monday from gate 8. Santiago Gonzalez rides.
Doug O'Neill trained Ringling has just one career start and it was a good one - a maiden score on this track July 22. He hopes to remain unbeaten in his major step up in competition when he departs from post 7 with Victor Espinoza scheduled to ride.
Will race for the third time for trainer Kent Desormeaux looking to break his maiden. His first career start resulted in a runner-up finish behind Gracida in a MSW race on this track July 22 and his second was a respectable third last time out in his stakes debut - the G2 Best Pal Stakes also on this track August 12. Fleetwood hopes to make a serious statement Monday when he leaves from post 5 with Kent Desormeaux in the reins.
Has three career starts for trainer John Sadler with two nice wins. He stepped into stakes company for the first time last time out and finished a slightly disappointing fourth, nine lengths back at 40-1 in the G2 Best Pal Stakes on this track August 12. Before that were two Allowance scores at Camarero in Puerto Rico - the last coming June 4. Master Ruler was impressive early in his career but searches for a career-defining win from gate 2 Monday with Evin Roman in the reins.
2017 Del Mar Futurity Odds & Entries
Race 8 on Del Mar's Monday card with a Post Time of 8:40 PM.
|1||Soul Streit||Mike Smith||Bob Baffert|
|2||Master Ruler||Evin Roman||John Sadler|
|3||Run Away||Flavien Prat||Simon Callaghan|
|4||Tatters to Riches||Tyler Baze||Jeff Mullins|
|5||Fleetwood||Kent Desormeaux||J. Desormeaux|
|6||Bolt d'Oro||Corey Nakatani||Mick Ruis|
|7||Gracida||Victor Espinoza||Doug O'Neill|
|8||Dia de Pago||Santiago Gonzalez||Vladimir Cerin|
|9||Zatter||Rafael Bejarano||Bob Baffert|