Horse Racing

Liguria, turn on the shining jet at Del Mar

Two years after sending Cotton socks out west to capture Jimmy Durante Stakes (G3T) 2020, coach Chad Brown added a second run of the race to his massive resume with Alpha Delta Stables’ Liguria .

Favored by her first win, a second win against Belmont at the fall Big A under jockey Flavien Prat, the chubby girl scored in a similar fashion on the end of December 3 at Del Mar, entered the $103,500 contest with a 2 1/4 decision length. Although based at Chad Brown’s string in New York, Liguria’s fondness for beach grass courts should come as no surprise given her half-sister is a two-time 1st grade champion. revenge , winning the 2016 John C. Mabee Stakes (G2T) at Del Mar in the summer of the year she was 4 years old. Although it is clear that Liguria is showing her talent a little earlier in her career than her half-brother.

Prat, returning to California for the winter after a spring-to-fall stint in New York, is eager to get back on board. War front dirty in Jimmy Durante.

“I really liked the way she won at the Aqueduct, and she ran well today,” Prat said. “I was a bit worried about the draw going on outside, but I covered myself, and she was moving well, and she gave me a good kick.

“From her previous race, she showed a good turn, so I was expecting her to hit a good track when I tipped her off.”

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Forced to extend three rounds on the first turn, Prat tackled Liguria in the middle of the pack a few lengths against speed while firing from long range Please rolled uninspected for a first quarter: 22.52 and: 47.33 half-mile. Excited with three stretchers left to run, the Liguria edged ahead of its rivals on the bend and delivered the widest power when the court turned home. She continued to accelerate, surpassing Ami Please to win convincingly.

Finished the mile in 1:36.16 on hard courts, thrilling second place behind Liguria ($4.80), with a quick finish decorate my life prevail Selling dreams and Ami Please.

Bred by Tada Nobutaka of Kentucky, Liguria became the third bet winner for gorilla mare Lerici who also created a two-time bet winner and classified bet runner lira . That mare, in turn, produces Marina who bet Wait a while last year on the field at Gulfstream Park. Bloodstock agent Steve Young signed off on the ticket on Liguria for $250,000 as an aspiration at Keeneland’s September 2020 Annual Sale from Gainesway Shipment.

Video: Jimmy Durante S. (G3T)

Turn on The Jets Rockets Home in Stormy Liberal
Give the right name Turn on the jet did it earlier on Saturday afternoon card when he dashed through a narrow slit along the inside rails to win $101,500 Stormy Liberal Stakes.

Turn on The Jets and jockey Juan Hernandez wins $100,000 Stormy Free Bet, Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA.
Photo: Photo Benoit

Turn on the Jet Soar in Stormy Liberal Stakes

“It’s a small flaw,” conceded jockey Juan Hernandez after the win. “But I took my chance because I believed in my horse. It was a bit but he got through pretty well and then opened up more after that.

Owned by the Benowitz Family Trust, CYBT, Michael Nentwig and Ray Pagano, the same partnership that won the San Clemente Stakes (G2T) earlier this summer with imports from Ireland belllabel Turn On The Jets was privately acquired from Europe and joined coach Phil D’Amato’s warehouse over the winter.

3 year old son of mehmas won his North American debut through five on-field stretches at Del Mar in August before taking runner-up and third place ahead of the company claiming the subsidized option when towing. slightly longer distances.

“We tested him on the 6 and a half (extension) down the hill, and he ran well, but the last sixteenth lap was a bit too far for him,” Hernandez said. “He loves this (trip), five shots lasting on the pitch. He is getting better, but this is his best distance.”

Removed from the leaders after a strong breakout, Turn On The Jets was placed in fourth place, falling a few yards behind the duel leaders, then taking the lead. Whatmakessammyrun and summer —who finished second and third respectively. Timed winners are: 55.75 on a sure-fire, $6.60 return to win.

Turn On The Jets is the winner of the first bet produced by his dam, dashing man mare lettuce . The mare delivered full siblings to winner Stormy Liberal this past breeding season.

Video: Stormy Liberal S. (BT)


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