Vino Rosso's Wine Me Up Gutsy on Del Mar Unveiling

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3rd-Del Mar, $84,500, Msw, 9-2, 2yo, 6f, 1:11.43, ft, 1 1/2 lengths.
WINE ME UP (c, 2, Vino Rosso–Deanaallen'skitten {SW, $374,246}, by Kitten's Joy) found his feet after bobbling a touch at the jump and took no time getting to the front, speeding through :22.01, and :45.44 early splits as D'Oro Dash (Bolt d'Oro) hounded him from second as part of the lead trio. Vying with challengers through the turn, Wine Me Up had to dig, but found more in the stretch to kick away from his longtime shadow and score by 1 1/2 lengths.

Out of an accomplished racemare, the victor is the fifth to get his picture taken for the dam and has a yearling full-brother waiting in the wings. That sibling is thus far the last registered offspring as Deanallen'skitten did not catch in 2023. She visited Highly Motivated for 2024. Wine Me Up is Vino Rosso's ninth winner among multiple on the day. 'Insights' runner Arthur (Uncle Mo) finished eighth while $1.25m FTSAUG purchase Mc Vay (Constitution) placed one above him. Sales history: $115,000 Wlg '21 KEENOV; $300,000 2yo '23 OBSOPN. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,200. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman; B-Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey (KY); T-Bob Baffert.


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