Laura's Light

San Clemente Top Three Meet Euro Pair in Del Mar Oaks

The first three finishers from the local GII San Clemente S. will reconvene in Saturday's GI Del Mar Oaks with a pair of Group winners from Europe shipping in to spice things up in the nine-furlong test for 3-year-old turf fillies. Of the local hopes, San Clemente victress Laura's Light (Constitution) figures to take the most play as she tries to make it six wins in eight career outings. A debut winner sprinting on the all-weather at Golden Gate last November, the bay was privately purchased by Gary Barber out...

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Croughavouke Can Mantain Rispoli Roll in San Clemente

Umberto Rispoli was off to a hot start in his first visit to Del Mar, with seven trips to the winner's circle from his first 21 rides, and he'll look for his third black-type success at the meet in Saturday's GII San Clemente S. The Italian has the call atop Croughavouke (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) for Jeff Mullins in the one-mile prep for the GI Del Mar Oaks and the filly has run well in a pair of appearances at the seaside oval. Runner-up in last year's Juvenile Fillies Turf...

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Constitution's Laura's Light Wins Honeymoon

Laura's Light got the bob to take home the GIII Honeymoon S. Saturday in Arcadia. Seizing the early advantage, the gray was overtaken by Parkour (Carpe Diem), who shot out to a clear lead, clocking a half-mile in :46.98. Laura's Light remained patient, slowly closing in on the leader approaching the bend. Taking control in the lane, she was chased home by Stela Star and Croughavouke, but held them off to the line. "She's a gutty little filly and I can't say enough about the ride Abel gave her," said...

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Laura's Light Stretches Out in Honeymoon

Laura's Light (Constitution) tries nine furlongs for the first time Saturday in the GII Honeymoon S. at Santa Anita. Capturing the Blue Norther S. Dec. 29 in front-running fashion going a mile on the Arcadia lawn, the bay followed suit with a win in the 5 1/2-furlong GIII Sweet Life S. Feb. 16 and faded to fourth last time on the synthetic as the odds-on favorite in the Bourbonette Oaks Mar. 14. Privately purchased by Hronis Racing following a 33-1 upset of in the G3 Killavullan S. at Leopardstown in...

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