• The Pizza Man dominates the Hollywood Turf Cup.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Heart to Heart runs away with the River City on the Churchill Downs turf.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Green Gratto holds off a brigade to win the Fall Highweight at 24-1.Posted 13 hours ago
  • It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 1 day ago
  • It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 3 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 4 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 5 days ago

Obviously Stands Tall in Del Mar Mile

Fanticola and Scardino’s Obviously, one of America’s outstanding campaigners at a mile  on the grass, reaffirmed his quality Sunday  with a hard-earned victory in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile, a supporting feature on the day of the Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic.

Despite breaking a trifle slowly under jockey Joe Talamo, Obviously, packing highweight of 125 pounds, took command on the clubhouse turn to set the pace, was challenged entering and through the stretch by his rivals but enough left in reserve to gamely hold off He Be Fire N Ice in the final sixteenth, winning by a half-length.

It was the winner’s second straight success in the Del Mar Mile, having won a year ago in course record time of 1:32.10. His time Sunday was comparable, 1:32.64, as he scored his ninth victory in 16 starts. First money of $120,000 increased his earnings to almost one million, $968,361.

He Be Fire N Ice, winner of the California Dreamin Handicap a month ago, rallied from last place under Victor Espinoza to be second,  a neck in front of Silentio, with El Commodore fourth in the field of five. Tigah was last. The runner-up was receiving eight pounds from the winner.

Obviously, an Irish-bred five-year-old gelded son of Choisir trained by Mike Mitchell, is pointed for a second straight attempt in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, a race in which he finished third to eventual Horse of the Year Wise Dan last year at Santa Anita.



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories