Del Mar: See the fields for Hollywood Derby, Jimmy Durante

Del Mar: See the fields for Hollywood Derby, Jimmy Durante
Photo: Del Mar

The 82nd edition of the Grade 1, $400,000 Hollywood Derby will highlight a special racing card Saturday at Del Mar on the penultimate day of the sport for the 2022 Bing Crosby season.

Also on the nine-race program will be the 32nd running of the $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies.

The Hollywood Derby will have its ninth presentation at Del Mar at its 1 1/8-mile distance on the lawn. The first local running of the feature in 2014 saw 3-year-old champion California Chrome win it handily and cement his bid to be Horse of the Year.

This time around, there are 11 well-respected 3-year-olds with their eyes on the money and prestige the race offers, but there are no standouts in the lineup. Five East-based horses, including three out of the barn of conditioner H. Graham Motion, will try their luck in the turf test, and it appears likely that one of them may go postward the favorite.

A pair of Hall of Fame conditioners – Shug McGaughey and Todd Pletcher – have runners entered that may draw the most mutuel action in Celestial City (McGaughey) and Wit (Pletcher). Both well-bred colts are stakes winners in the East and have drawn top local riders – Ramon Vazquez on Celestial City and Flavien Prat on Wit. The race will be run as the ninth and final event on the day’s card.

2022 Hollywood Derby G1

Fin Silks Horse / Sire Rating Trainer / Jockey Last Start / Next Start Status

Horse Silk Wit Wit
Practical Joke
5.69 Todd A. Pletcher
Flavien Prat
2nd, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3 Entered
Last Race 2nd, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3

Horse Silk War At Sea War At Sea
War Front
4.79 Ronald W. Ellis
Mike E. Smith
3rd, 2022 Del Mar Derby G2 Entered
Last Race 3rd, 2022 Del Mar Derby G2

Horse Silk St Anthony St Anthony
Noble Mission
4.79 Neil D. Drysdale
Hector I. Berrios
4th, 2022 Let It Ride RS Entered
Last Race 4th, 2022 Let It Ride RS

Horse Silk Spycatcher Spycatcher
Noble Mission
4.45 Mark Glatt
Ryan Curatolo
3rd, 2022 Let It Ride RS Entered
Last Race 3rd, 2022 Let It Ride RS

Horse Silk Speaking Scout Speaking Scout
Mr Speaker
4.12 H. Graham Motion
Juan J. Hernandez
2nd, 2022 Twilight Derby G2 Entered
Last Race 2nd, 2022 Twilight Derby G2

Horse Silk Script Script
Algorithms
4.91 H. Graham Motion
Umberto Rispoli
2nd, 2022 Let It Ride RS Entered
Last Race 2nd, 2022 Let It Ride RS

Horse Silk Handy Dandy Handy Dandy
Fury Kapcori
4.89 Peter Miller
Florent Geroux
1st, 2022 Let It Ride RS Entered
Last Race 1st, 2022 Let It Ride RS

Horse Silk Evan Harlan Evan Harlan
Temple City
4.12 H. Graham Motion
Edwin A. Maldonado
1st, Aqu MSW (10/15/22-R6) Entered
Last Race 1st, Aqu MSW (10/15/22-R6)

Horse Silk Clutch Hitter Clutch Hitter
Uncle Mo
4.79 John A. Shirreffs
Victor Espinoza
5th, 2022 Let It Ride RS Entered
Last Race 5th, 2022 Let It Ride RS

Horse Silk Celestial City Celestial City
Uncle Mo
5.84 Claude R. McGaughey III
Ramon A. Vazquez
1st, 2022 Hill Prince G2 Entered
Last Race 1st, 2022 Hill Prince G2

Horse Silk Cabo Spirit Cabo Spirit
Pioneerof the Nile
5.92 George Papaprodromou
Joe Bravo
1st, 2022 Twilight Derby G2 Entered
Last Race 1st, 2022 Twilight Derby G2

The Jimmy Durante, formerly known as the Miesque Stakes when it was contested at Hollywood Park, has drawn a field of 12 and it, too, has its fair share of shippers set to try their luck locally.

Trainer Motion has brought in Pallotta Sisters from Delaware Park, conditioner Simon Callaghan will send out Decorated My Life, a Irish filly making her U.S. bow, and eastern kingpin Chad Brown has Liguria in from New York for her first taste of stakes competition. The Jimmy Durante goes as Race 7 on the program.

2022 Jimmy Durante G3

Fin Silks Horse / Sire Rating Trainer / Jockey Last Start / Next Start Status

Horse Silk Thebestisyettobe Thebestisyettobe
Elzaam
0.00 Philip D'Amato
Umberto Rispoli
2nd, Dmr AlwOC (11/12/22-R3) Entered
Last Race 2nd, Dmr AlwOC (11/12/22-R3)

Horse Silk Showgirl Lynne B Showgirl Lynne B
Constitution
6 Robert B. Hess Jr.
David Charles Lopez
7th, 2022 Stewart Manor LS Entered
Last Race 7th, 2022 Stewart Manor LS

Horse Silk Sell The Dream Sell The Dream
Munnings
4 Brian J. Koriner
Abel Cedillo
4th, 2022 Golden State Juvenile Fillies RS Entered
Last Race 4th, 2022 Golden State Juvenile Fillies RS

Horse Silk Ragtime Rose Ragtime Rose
Union Rags
4 Jeff Mullins
Kyle Frey
1st, SA MSW (10/22/22-R7)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
1st, SA MSW (10/22/22-R7)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3

Horse Silk Quickly Park It Quickly Park It
Prospect Park
4 Sean McCarthy
Ramon A. Vazquez
1st, 2022 Pike Place Dancer LS Entered
Last Race 1st, 2022 Pike Place Dancer LS

Horse Silk Pallotta Sisters Pallotta Sisters
Cairo Prince
4 H. Graham Motion
Juan J. Hernandez
1st, Del MSW (10/12/22-R7) Entered
Last Race 1st, Del MSW (10/12/22-R7)

Horse Silk Lollipop Gumdrop Lollipop Gumdrop
Twirling Candy
4 Michael W. McCarthy
Drayden Van Dyke
1st, GG MSW (9/16/22-R4)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
1st, GG MSW (9/16/22-R4)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3

Horse Silk Liguria Liguria
War Front
4 Chad C. Brown
Flavien Prat
1st, Aqu MSW (10/22/22-R1)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
1st, Aqu MSW (10/22/22-R1)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3

Horse Silk Jordan Jordan
Justify
4 Peter Miller
Ricardo Gonzalez
4th, Dmr AlwOC (11/11/22-R3)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
4th, Dmr AlwOC (11/11/22-R3)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3

Horse Silk Decorated My Life Decorated My Life
Mehmas
0.00 Simon Callaghan
Joe Bravo
9th, 2022 Weld Park Stakes G3
2022 Jimmy Durante G3
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
9th, 2022 Weld Park Stakes G3
2022 Jimmy Durante G3

Horse Silk Bizzy Gal Bizzy Gal
Fed Biz
3 Peter Miller
Florent Geroux
1st, SA Str (10/28/22-R6)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
1st, SA Str (10/28/22-R6)
2022 Jimmy Durante G3

Horse Silk Ami Please Ami Please
Goldencents
4 Leandro Mora
Edwin A. Maldonado
2nd, 2022 Pike Place Dancer LS Entered
Last Race 2nd, 2022 Pike Place Dancer LS

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