City Of Light Firster Rolls Late To Take Del Mar Debut

Soho | Benoit

2nd-Del Mar, $84,500, Msw, 9-8, 2yo, f, 5fT, :57.22, fm, 1 1/4 lengths.
SOHO (f, 2, City of Light–Keri Belle {GSW, $323,140}, by Empire Maker) lacked racing room in the opening jumps and took back to split the field from fifth as Feisty Mitole (Mitole) surged from the inside gate to the lead. Always traveling well, the 4-1 shot took a ground-saving track around the far turn before tipping out to kick for home. Charging past favored Avoir (More Than Ready) and a fading pacesetter, Soho went clear close to home and opened up 1 1/4 lengths to win going away. A $625,000 yearling purchase, Soho is the fourth winner from as many to race for her graded-stakes winning dam. Keri Belle has a yearling Vekoma colt and reported a Twirling Candy filly this year before returning to City of Light for a full-sibling to Friday's winner next spring. Sales History: $625,000 Ylg '22 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,200. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-Talla Racing LLC and West Point Thoroughbreds; B-Marc Keller (KY); T-John W. Sadler.

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