Favored Quick Enough, claimed for $32,000 at Del Mar July
25, declared a quick dividend on his new owners' imvestment with a hard-earned
victory in Thursday's feature at five furlongs on the grass.
With David Flores in the saddle, Quick Enough, sent to the
gate at 5-2, wore down pacesetting Winter Camp in the final sixteenth to win by
three-quarters of a length in :55.46 for the distance. Winter Camp was a neck
in front of Square Deal at the wire.
Quick Enough, owned by Belmonte, Featherston and Miller and
trained by Mike Mitchell, returned $7.60, $4.20 and $3.40 after his sixth win
in a dozen starts. Winter Camp paid $8.80 and $6.60, while Square Deal paid
$6.40 to show.
The day proved disastrous for talented young jockey Joe
Talamo who suffered a fractured left wrist after he was unseated during the
running of the third race when his
mount, Rockstar Ben, fell after sustaining a broken right foreleg in midstretch of the race at one-mile on the
X-rays at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla confirmed
Talamo's injury which will sideline him until the Oak Tree-at-Santa Anita
meeting beginning September 29.
Entering Thursday's card, Talamo had won ten races to be tied with
Rafael Bejarano for third place in the Del Mar standings.
Unfortunately, Rockstar Ben's injury was catastrophic,
necessitating the three-year-old gelding's euthanization.
Thursday's attendance was 10,295.