The victory by Obviously
in Sunday’s $200,000 Grade II Del Mar Mile capped a stakes weekend for the Mike Mitchell stable that included a third-place finish by Camp Victory
in the Grade II $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes earlier on the Sunday card and a tough-luck runner-up finish by Dhaamer in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Handicap.
“All came out in great shape,” Mitchell assistant Phil D’Amato said Wednesday morning.
“Camp Victory, I think we’re going to go with the (Breeders’ Cup) Sprint prep at Santa Anita (Santa Anita Sprint Championship, 6 furlongs, Saturday, October 6), and see how he does there and what our options are for Breeders’ Cup time.
“Obviously will go in the (Breeders’ Cup) Mile prep at Santa Anita (Arroyo Seco Mile, Saturday, October 6). We’re all excited.”
Dhaamer is likely headed for the Pattison Canadian International turf race on October 14 at Woodbine.
“He’s not Breeders’ Cup nominated and it’s a $1.5 million race there, so it’s pretty enticing,” D’Amato said.