Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally is No. 1 all-time at Del Mar for wins with
434 and No. 3 for stakes victories with 73. A victory by Sugarinthemorning in
Saturday’s $100,000 Fleet Treat Stakes would move McAnally into a tie for
second with Charlie Whittingham on the stakes list behind only Bob Baffert’s
Sugarinthemorning faces four rivals in the 7-furlong test for 3-year-old
California-bred fillies. A daughter of Candy Ride, whom McAnally trained to
victory in the 2003 Pacific Classic, Sugarinthemorning has four wins in eight
career starts with earnings of $167,834. Her last start was a 1 ½-length score
in the Manhattan Beach stakes at Hollywood Park on June 18.
“She’s been training well, it’s a Cal-bred race and we’ve been waiting for
it,” McAnally said Thursday morning. “She does better with space between her
Sugarinthemorning notched a racing debut victory on August 10, 2010 at Del
Mar and went straight to the Del Mar Debutante and a sixth-place finish. The
filly, owned by Weissman and Clement, was raised at Jenny Craig’s nearby Rancho
“I saw her in the field at Rancho Paseana when she wasn’t very old and I
liked her right away,” McAnally said.