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OffTrackBetting.com - The G2 San Clemente Handicap will be contested this Sunday, July 23 at Del Mar race track in beautiful Del Mar, California. Three year old fillies will take center stage when they line up and go one mile on Del Mar's turf track for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
Nine sophomore females will take to the track in the San Clemente Handicap - race 7 on Del Mar's Sunday card. Post time is 5:10 PM. Let's take a peek into the past performances of all nine entries for this G2 stakes.
Impressive Jerry Hollendorfer trained filly has seven career starts and seven decisive wins (six stakes). Last time out was the G2 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita June 17 after wins in the G3 Senorita Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths there May 6, the G3 Providencia Stakes on that track April 8, the minor China Doll Stakes at Santa Anita March 11, the minor California Cup Oaks there January 28, the minor Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos in December and a maiden score at first asking - at Del Mar in November. Sircat Sally hasn't been touched so far and hopes to keep the incredible roll going Sunday with Drayden Van Dyke guiding her from post 7.
Christophe Clement trained filly has two wins and two runner-up finishes in seven career starts. Last time out was an OK second in the minor Soaring Softly Stakes at Belmont Park May 20 which followed a seventh in the G3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland April 14, a respectable fourth in the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies November 4, a decent runner-up finish in the G3 Jessamine Stakes in October and a good win in the minor Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Kentucky Downs in September. Lull has been a tad inconsistent in her career so far and chases a first graded stakes score in her fourth try from post 3 with Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr. aboard.
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Brendan Walsh trained filly has three career starts - two wins and a seventh-place finish. She makes her North American debut Sunday after spending her career in France. Last time out was an Allowance score June 23 after a seventh in the Prix Finlande May 28 and a maiden score at first asking May 2. Enthrall has been competitive so far and hopes her success overseas translates Sunday. Rafael Bejarano has been tabbed to ride from gate 4.
Has two wins and a second-place finish in eight career starts for trainer Bob Baffert. She was OK early in her career and broke through with a terrific win at 7-1 odds at Santa Anita in the G1 Chandelier Stakes October 1 but fell back to earth with a seventh after setting the pace and tiring badly as favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies November 5. She has been inconsistent in three starts in 2017 - a DNF in the minor Sunland Park Oaks March 26 was followed by a respectable second in the minor Angels Flight Stakes at Santa Anita May 14 and a disappointing eighth in the G2 Summertime Oaks last time out on that track June 17. Noted and Quoted has been OK at times in her career so far and will be after a strong bounce back on a more desirable surface - from the rail Sunday. Martin Garcia is scheduled to ride.
Has two wins in her four career starts for trainer Richard Mandella - one coming last time out in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Santa Anita July 2 and the other coming in her debut at Del Mar in August. Her other two starts resulted in a pair of fourth-place finishes - in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Santa Anita May 13 and in the minor Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf in September. Blame It On Alphie steps into graded stakes company for the first time of a career-best effort from gate 8 with Flavien Prat guiding her.
Has placed in five of seven career starts for trainer Phil D'Amato - two wins, two seconds and a third-place finish. She makes her graded stakes debut Sunday off a nice win in the minor Special Goddess Stakes at Santa Anita June 11, a second in an Allowance there May 14, a maiden score at Santa Anita April 21 and a second in a similar race on that track in March. Kenda has been trending upward ahead of this weekend and hopes to keep a roll going from post 5. Tyler Baze will be in the saddle.
Has 10 career starts for trainer Peter Miller with two wins, a second and three third place finishes. Last time out was an OK third in the minor Special Goddess Stakes at Santa Anita June 11 which followed a sixth in her only graded stakes action to date - the G3 Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs May 5. She won her two previous starts - an Allowance Optional Claiming at Santa Anita April 2 and a MSW March 5. Storm The Hill has placed in four of her last five starts overall and will be after a first stakes score in her third try Sunday from gate 2. Kent Desormeaux rides
Richard Baltas trained Irish bred filly has three wins and three runner-up finishes in 11 career starts. She arrives off a runner-up finish in the minor Special Goddess Stakes at Santa Anita June 11 which followed an Allowance score on that track May 14, a tenth in the minor China Doll Stakes there March 11 and a fourth in the minor Sweet Life Stakes on that track in February. Before that was a thirteenth in her North American debut - the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and a nice win in her last start at home - the Group 3 Bathwick Tyres Dick Poole Stakes in September. Madam Dancealot has been OK recently but will need a special effort Sunday in order to contend. Jamie Theriot will be in the reins from the outside post 9.
Irish bred James Cassidy trained filly has one win and three runner-up finishes in seven career starts. She made her graded stakes debut last time out and finished fourth in the G3 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita May 6 which followed a second in an Allowance on that track in April - her North American debut. Her last two starts at home resulted in a pair of runner-up finishes including the Irish Stallion Farms Bosra Sham E.B.F. Fillies Stakes. Spy Ring tries for a first stakes win Sunday and enters in so-so form. Victor Espinoza will be in the irons from gate 6.
Race 7 on Del Mar's Sunday card with a Post Time of 8:10 PM.
|1||Noted and Quoted||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|2||Storm the Hill||Kent Desormeaux||Peter Miller|
|3||Lull||Brian Hernandez, Jr.||Christophe Clement|
|4||Enthrall||Rafael Bejarano||Brendan Walsh|
|5||Kenda||Tyler Baze||Philip D'Amato|
|6||Spy Ring (IRE)||Victor Espinoza||James Cassidy|
|7||Sircat Sally||Drayden Van Dyke||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|8||Blame It On Alphie||Flavien Prat||Richard Mandella|
|9||Madam Dancealot (IRE)||Jamie Theriot||Richard Baltas|