Saturday, Del Mar
DEL MAR DEBUTANTE S.-GI
, $300,000, DMR, 9-1, 2yo, f, 7f (AWT), 1:23 2/5, ft.
1–sEXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE, 122, 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. $180,000. Lifetime Record: 4-4-0-0, $390,000. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick Rating: A.
, 118, f, 2, Henny Hughes
--Leslie's Lady, by Tricky Creek. ($180,000 yrl '11 KEESEP). O-Spendthrift Farm LLC; B-Clarkland Farm (KY); T-Richard E Mandella. $60,000.
, 118, f, 2, City Zip
--Sago, by Valid Expectations. ($32,000 RNA yrl '11 KEEJAN; C$35,000 yrl '11 ONTSEP; $240,000 2yo '12 OBSMAR). O-Doubledown Stables Inc; B-James A & Janeane A Everatt & J Arika Everatt - Meeuse (ON); T-John W Sadler. $36,000.
Margins: NO, 4 1/4, 2 1/4. Odds: 0.80, 8.10, 2.60.
Also Ran: Miss Empire, Heir Kitty, Renee's Titan, Pat's Back, Wasted At Midnight. Scratched: Speedinthruthecity.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
The $650,000 topper from this year's OBS April Sale, Executiveprivilege was the easiest kind of winner in her June 28 debut over the Hollywood Cushion Track and made it look equally academic when adding the July 14 Landaluce S. by 3 1/4 lengths. Sent off the prohibitive 2-5 chalk for the GIII Sorrento S. at this track Aug. 8, the attractive bay filly was three wide for most of the trip, but drove to the front approaching the final furlong and held sway by 1 1/4 lengths. Drawn one from the outside in stall eight, Executiveprivilege was smooth into stride, but drifted back into midfield, further than she has been in any of her previous appearances. Meanwhile, Beholder was able to clear the field from the widest gate and set a good pace up front and was still going great guns as they raced around the turn. Executiveprivilege was now beginning her advance, but was still trapped out wide and seemed to want to drift to her right in upper stretch. That nearly proved her undoing, but she kept her mind on business and was just able to tag a luckless Beholder at the wire.