OffTrackBetting.com - Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California will play host to the G3 Red Carpet Handicap on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will be featured when they take to Del Mar's turf track and race 1 3/8 miles for the winner's share of the $100,000 purse.
A full field of 14 will give it a go in the Red Carpet Handicap - race 6 on Del Mar's Thanksgiving Thursday schedule. Post time is 1:30 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all 14 combatants for this competitive G3 stakes.
2017 Red Carpet Handicap Entries at Del Mar
Irish bred Neil Drysdale trained mare has placed in nine of 11 career starts -four wins, three seconds and twit bird-place finishes. She arrives off an OK third in the G3 Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita September 30 which followed a nice win in the CTT and TOC Handicap at Del Mar August 16 and consecutive seconds - the listed Possibly Perfect Stakes June 4 and the G3 Santa Barbara Stakes August 30 - both at Santa Anita. Before that was a seventh in her North American debut - the G2 Santa Ana Stakes in March, a third in the Premio Archidamia in Rome October 2, a tenth in the Group 2 Premio Oaks D'Italia in May and a three-race win streak including two stakes scores overseas to start her 2016 campaign. Responsibleforlove has been good in her career so far and will be after a first North American graded stakes win. Joe Talamo will be in the saddle of the tepid morning line favorite from post 7.
Evo Campo 4-1
Irish bred Patrick Gallagher trained mare has placed in nine of 14 career starts - six wins, a second and two third place finishes. She enters this week off a fourth in an Allowance at Golden Gate October 29 which followed a career-best effort - a win in the G3 Santa Barbara Stakes April 30 and a fifth in the G2 Santa Ana Stakes in March. Before that was a two-race win streak - the minor Possibly Perfect Stakes in June, 2016 and an Allowance Optional Claiming in May of last year. She has won three of her last five starts overall (failing to place in the other two over that span) and will chase second graded stakes score in three starts from post 3. Rafael Bejarano gets the call on the second betting choice.
Has 13 career starts for trainer Graham Motion with two wins, two seconds and four third-place finishes. Last time out was an OK third in the G3 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes at Keeneland October 22 which followed a fifth in the G3 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga September 2, a second in the G3 Waya Stakes on that track August 5, a third in the minor River Memories Stakes at Belmont Park July 9 and an Allowance score on that track in June. Lottie will be after a first stakes score and enters in OK form from the outside gate 14 Thursday. Flavien Prat has been tabbed to ride.
Galilieo's Song 5-1
Chad Brown trained filly has hit the board in seven of nine career starts - two wins and five runner-up finishes. She enters on the heels of three straight seconds - the G3 Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct November 4 and two Allowance Optional Claiming races in New York. Before that was a fifth in the G2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park September 17, 2016 and another second in the G3 Boiling Springs Stakes in July of last year. Galilieo's Song has been knocking on the door of a first stakes win and hopes to get it Thursday from post 9. Mike Smith gets the call.
How Unusual 6-1
Michael Pender trained filly has four wins, two seconds and three third-place finishes in her 18 career starts. She arrives off an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Santa Anita October 13 which followed consecutive thirds on this track - the best being the minor Solana Beach Stakes August 11. She has three graded stakes starts in her career and wasn't competitive in any - the last was an eighth in the G1 American Oaks at Santa Anita in December. How Unusual has been trending upward against lesser competition lately and shoots for a first stakes win Thursday from post 13. Corey Nakatani gets the call.
Thomas Proctor trained filly has 12 career starts with two wins, five seconds and a third-place finish. She started her career in Europe where she posted one win in five starts and has been just OK in seven races since. Last time out was a fifth in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Santa Anita October 30 which followed a third in a similar race at Saratoga August 13, a fifth in the G3 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland April 28 and a fourth in the G3 The Very One Stake at Gulfstream Park in March. Earring hopes for a first stakes score and to snap a four-race losing streak Thursday from gate 10 with Drayden Van Dyke in the saddle.
Has just three wins in 29 career starts for trainer James Cassidy to go along with nine seconds and three third-place finishes. She made her graded stakes debut last time out and finished fifth in the G2 Goldikova Stakes on this track November 4 after a third and a second respectively in a pair of Allowance Optional Claiming races - one on this track in September. She failed to hit the board in her previous three starts including a sixth in the minor Luther Burbank Handicap at Santa Rosa in August. Laseen has been mostly underwhelming in her career and searched for a major breakthrough Thursday. Tiago Josue Pereira rides from the rail.
Dynamic Mizzes K 15-1
Mark Glatt trained filly has two wins and two third-place finishes in her 15 career starts. She arrives on the heels of consecutive sixths in Allowance Optional Claiming races with one coming September 4. She failed to place in three of her previous four starts as well including an eleventh in her only graded stakes action to date - the G1 American Oaks at Santa Anita in December. Dynamic Mizzes K has failed to impress so far but hopes for a career-defining result from gate 2 Thursday with Gary Stevens guiding her.
Birdie Gold 15-1
Gary Mandella trained filly has just six career starts with four wins and a second-place finish - the first five at Hipodromo De Monterrico in Peru. She made her North American debut last time out and finished twelfth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf here November 4 after a good win in the Clasico Pamplona June 25, a second in the Clasico Republica Argentina May 20 and three straight wins to start her career - two Allowance races and a Maiden score to start her career. Birdie Gold was impressive at home, has looked good in training ahead of this weekend and hopes it translates Thursday from post 11. Mario Gutierrez is scheduled to ride.
La Manta Gris 15-1
George Arnold trained filly has two wins, two seconds and two third-place finishes in nine career starts. She arrives on the heels of consecutive thirds - an Allowance at Keeneland October 11 and the minor Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs September 10. Before that was an Allowance score at Saratoga August 2, an eighth in her only graded stakes action - the G3 Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs in June and a maiden score on that track in May. La Manta Gris has been decent lately and will chase a first stakes win from post 5. Kent Desormeaux has the mount.
Do the Dance 20-1
Gary Sherlock trained filly has four wins, three seconds and a third-place finish in 26 career starts. She won her last two starts of 2016 including the minor Kathryn Crosby Stakes but has failed to hit the board in seven starts in 2017. Last time out was a fifth in the minor Swingtime Stakes ta Santa Anita October 7 after a fourth a sixth and a fifth respectively in a trio of Allowance Optional Claiming races (two on this track) and consecutive fifths including the G2 Santa Ana Stakes in March. Do the Dance has been underwhelming to say the least but will be out to snap a funk from gate 8 Thursday with Tyler Baze in the reins.
Kiss Me Now 20-1
Brazilian bred Paulo Lobo trained filly made her North American debut September 2 and finished sixth in the G2 John C. Mabee Stakes at Del Mar and followed that with a ninth last time out in the G1 Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita September 30. She had nine starts at home which resulted in three wins and a third-place finish. She won a pair of Group 1 races this past winter and also posted a third in another Group 1 race to end her 2016 campaign. She has just one start in Brazil in 2017 resulting in a fifth in the Group 3 Apertura January 7. Kiss Me Now was impressive this past winter and hopes her success in Brazil finally translates in North America. Brice Blanc will be in the irons Thursday from gate 6.
Has placed in six of 10 career starts for trainer Robert Gilker - three wins and three second-place finishes. Last time out was a fifth in the G3 Ballerina Stakes at Hastings October 8 which followed a second in the minor Delta Colleen Handicap on that track September 9, a sixth in the minor Emerald Distaff at Emerald Downs August 13, a good win in the minor Monashee Handicap at Hastings July 2 and a seventh in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Santa Anita in January. Victress also finished second in the 2016 G3 Ballerina Stakes. She has been OK in her career and will chase a first graded stakes score Thursday with Stewart Elliot in the reins from gate 4.
Domestic Vintage 30-1
Neil Drysdale trained filly has hit the board in five of eight career starts - two wins, a second and two third-place finishes. She made her stakes debut last time out and finished a disappointing twelfth in the G3 Autumn Miss Stakes at Sant Anita October 29 after an Allowance Optional Claiming score on that track September 29, a seventh in a Claiming on this track August 20 and a maiden score here in July. Domestic Vintage has been up-and-down so far in her career and searches for a career-best effort from gate 12. Kyle Frey will be in control.
2017 Red Carpet Handicap Odds & Entries
Race 6 on Del Mar's Thursday card with a Post Time of 4:30 PM
|1||Laseen (IRE)||12-1||Tiago Pereira||James Cassidy|
|2||Dynamic Mizzes K||15-1||Gary Stevens||Mark Glatt|
|3||Evo Campo (IRE)||4-1||Rafael Bejarano||Patrick Gallagher|
|4||Victress||30-1||Stewart Elliott||Robert Gilker|
|5||La Manta Gris||15-1||Kent Desormeaux||George Arnold, II|
|6||Kiss Me Now (BRZ)||20-1||Brice Blanc||Paulo Lobo|
|7||Responsibleforlove (IRE)||7-2||Joseph Talamo||Neil Drysdale|
|8||Do the Dance||20-1||Tyler Baze||Gary Sherlock|
|9||Galileo's Song (IRE)||5-1||Mike Smith||Chad Brown|
|10||Earring||6-1||Drayden Van Dyke||Thomas Proctor|
|11||Birdie Gold||15-1||Mario Gutierrez||Gary Mandella|
|12||Domestic Vintage||30-1||Kyle Frey||Neil Drysdale|
|13||How Unusual||6-1||Corey Nakatani||Michael Pender|
|14||Lottie||9-2||Flavien Prat||H. Motion|