Ticker
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 13 hours ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 20 hours ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 1 day ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 6 days ago
  • Cheekaboo wins a blanket finish in the Honeymoon at 23-1.Posted 6 days ago

Scherer Magic Faces Seven in Best Pal

Scherer Magic, who provided a quick return on  investment for owners Gary and Cecil Barber after they claimed him for $50,000 by winning the Hollywood Juvenile Championship a month later, will be trying to build on his burgeoning reputation Sunday when he competes in the Grade II $150,000 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar.

The 42nd running of the 6 ½ furlong Best Pal Stakes attracted a field of eight two-year-olds in the final major steppingstone to the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day of the 2012 meeting Wednesday, September 5.

Scherer Magic, a gelded son of Doneraile Court,  was haltered by trainer John Sadler from a maiden claiming race June 14 at Betfair Hollywood Park which he won by more than seven lengths.

He returned in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship and  was equally impressive in scoring by 2 ½ lengths under regular rider Joe Talamo who has the mount again in the Best Pal.

The Best Pal will provide a rematch with Scherer Magic for Amarish, the 2-5 favorite in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship who finished a distant sixth after an early duel. Amarish had been unbeaten in two starts, including an easy triumph in the Willard Proctor Memorial. Edwin Maldonado will be aboard again Sunday.

Also entered in the Best Pal are the stakes-winning filly Miss Empire (Kevin Krigger), Heir of Storm (Martin Garcia), Moreno (Victor Espinoza), Heir Kitty (David Flores), K Court (Yuichi Fukunaga) and Know More (Garrett Gomez).

Post time for the first of nine races Sunday is 2 p.m., with the Best Pal Stakes carded in the eighth slot.

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories