Del Mar Oaks Serves as Tie Breaker for Madone and Going Global


Madone (Vancouver {Aus}) and Going Global (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) have one win each from their two prior meetings and look to break that tie Saturday in the GI Del Mar Oaks.

Starting off her sophomore season with a victory in the GIII Senorita S. at Santa Anita May 1, Madone faded to sixth behind Going Global in the GIII Honeymoon S. going nine panels there 21 days later. The dark bay rallied strongly to turn the tables on that foe with a half-length success in Del Mar's one-mile GII San Clemente S. July 24.

Previously campaigned in Europe, Going Global captured her American debut in the GIII Sweet Life S. Feb. 14 and followed suit with victories in the China Doll S. Mar. 6, GIII Providencia S. Apr. 3 and the Honeymoon. Madone ended that streak last out, but Going Global has already proven twice that nine furlongs is right up her alley.

Chad Brown can never be ignored in a turf stakes and he ships in from the East Coast with Fluffy Socks (Slumber {GB}). Winner of the GIII Jimmy Durante S. on her last trip to this oval in November, the bay rallied to be a head second in Aqueduct's Memories of Silver S. Apr. 18. She was fifth in Belmont's GIII Wonder Again S. June 3 and closed to be second to her GII Lake Placid S.-bound stablemate Technical Analysis (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) in Saratoga's GIII Lake George S. July 23.

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