Wednesday, Del Mar
SORRENTO S.-GIII, $150,000, DMR, 8-8, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f (AWT), 1:16 4/5, ft.
1--@EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE, 123, f, 2, by First Samurai
1st Dam: Refugee (GSP, $114,070), by Unaccounted For
2nd Dam: Polish Maid, by Danzig
3rd Dam: Davona Dale, by Best Turn
($23,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $650,000 2yo '12 OBSAPR). O-Karl Watson, Michael E Pegram & Paul Weitman; B-Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J Betz/Robenalt (KY); T-Bob Baffert; J-Rafael Bejarano; $90,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $210,000. *1/2 to Profit (Not For Love), MSP, $180,285. Werk Nick Rating: A Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Speedinthruthecity, 119, f, 2, City Zip--License to Speed, by Thunder Gulch. ($30,000 yrl '11 BESOCT; $20,000 RNA wlng '10 KEENOV). O-Gary & Cecil Barber & Kevin Tsujihara; B-Joe Parker (KY); T-Peter Miller; $30,000.
3--Switch to the Lead, 119, f, 2, Songandaprayer--Dressed for Succes, by Tricky Mister. O/B-Kona Stables (KY); T-Patrick L Biancone; $18,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 2HF, HD. Odds: 0.40, 7.70, 10.30.
Also Ran: Renee's Titan, Somethingabouther, Wittgenstein (Ire), O Happy Gray, Bares Tripper. Scratches: Serious. Click for the brisnet.com chart or the brisnet.com PPs. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
A 'PRIVILEGE' TO WATCH
Pegram, Watson and Weitman's "TDN Rising Star" Executiveprivilege (First Samurai) stayed perfect in her third career attempt, reporting home a 1 1/4-length victress over Speedinthruthecity (City Zip) in the GIII Sorrento S. at Del Mar. The $650,000 OBSAPR graduate, a sharp debut victress at Betfair Hollywood Park June 28 and equally impressive next out winner in that track's Landaluce S. July 14, was never too far from the front in third through fractions of :22.58 and :46.01 here. With Rafael Bejarano aboard, the bay filly took over with a three wide move entering the stretch, and held off the determined rail rally of Speedinthruthecity to deliver her first graded stakes tally. "She's really talented--just a really good filly," trainer Bob Baffert offered. "I knew coming in here she was special and [Bejarano] rides her with a lot of confidence." Baffert continued, "It was a nice race for her. We've been going easy with her down here. She got a lot out of it, so it will set her up for the [GI] Debutante [S. at Del Mar Sept. 1]." Bejarano has been aboard in all three of Executiveprivilege's career attempts. "When I asked her to run, she ran," Bejarano commented. "She's very good. We wanted to let her run late today. [Baffert] is wanting to get her ready for longer races. And I think she'll be fine with that. She can run."