Sobradora Inc to make first U.S. start in Osunitas

Sobradora Inc to make first U.S. start in Osunitas
Photo: Benoit
Sobradora Inc will make her U.S. debut in Sunday’s $75,000 Osunitas Stakes attempting to extend a winning streak to five straight to start her career.
 
A 4-year-old Argentine-bred daughter of Include, Sobradora Inc won at distances from seven furlongs to 1 ¼ miles on the turf of her native country, most recently last December. The Osunitas is at 1 1/16 miles over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.
 
Owned by Katsumi Yoshida, Sobadora Inc is now trained by Simon Callaghan and will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano.
 
The field from the rail out: Juno (Flavien Prat, 9-2), Sobradora Inc (Rafael Bejarano, 5-1), Elektrum (Victor Espinoza, 5-2), Moon Over Paris (Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 20-1), Prize Exhibit (Mike Smith, 7-2), My Year Is a Day (Kent Desormeaux, 12-1), Havanna Belle (Tyler Baze, 6-1) and Entrechat (Mario Gutierrez, 5-1). 

DEL MAR’S A REAL PARITY PLACE FOR TRAINERS
 
Mark Glatt and John Sadler notched one win each Friday to join Phil D’Amato and Bob Baffert in a four-way tie for the lead in the trainer standings with seven wins each.
 
Peter Miller is one back and Richard Baltas two behind the leading group.
 
Glatt’s Spin Forty ($6.40) tow-roped the field in the sixth race under Abel Cedillo. It was Glatt’s seventh win from 20 starters, making him the easy leader in both the percentage win (35%) and in-the-money (70%) categories.
 
Through the first 16 days of racing, 72 trainers have saddled at least one horse to victory and 30 of them have been down to the winner’s circle on multiple occasions.
 
Flavien Prat guided So Sweetitiz ($10.00) to victory in the featured Daisycutter Handicap on Friday to edge four ahead of Santiago Gonzalez (17-13) atop the jockey standings.

McCARRON TO RECEIVE PINCAY AWARD
 
Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, one of racing’s great riders as well as one of its best-liked individuals, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award and will receive the honor in ceremonies at Del Mar on Sunday, August 21. 
 
McCarron, 61, becomes the 13th winner of the Pincay Award, given to those who have served the sport “with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination and distinction.” The honor and its handsome trophy will be presented to McCarron by his fellow Hall of Fame rider Pincay, who rode against him for more than two decades in California and called him “as tough a competitor as there was.
 
“Chris was a warrior on the racetrack,” Pincay said in making the announcement. “He was so smart and so competitive and when you rode against him you knew you had to be at your very best. He made me and all the other jockeys he rode against better riders.
 
“But away from the track he was – and still is – a special friend; someone you could count on every day of the week.”
 
For the first time, the Pincay Award will be part of a special relationship with one of racing’s most important charities – the Winners Foundation, which for more than 30 years has aided those in racing adversely affected by substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Already in 2016 the foundation has worked with more than 175 clients throughout the state.
 
Fans may purchase tickets that offer lunch, an afternoon with Pincay and McCarron in Del Mar’s exclusive Director’s Room and participation in the award ceremony.  Tickets are limited and information can be obtained at the Winners’ Foundation website (winnersfoundation.org), or by calling (626) 574-6498.
 
 
CLOSERS – Selected works from 187 officially timed Saturday morning: Hard Aces (4f, :47.60), Jade Princess (4f, :46.40), Ashleyluvssugar (5f, :59.60), Firing Line (5f, :58.80), War Envoy (5f, :58.00), Win the Space (59.40), Dalmore (6f, :1:14.00), Drefong (6f, 1:10.60), Toews On Ice (6f, 1:11.20) … Shrinking Violet, the defending champion in Friday’s Daisycutter Handicap who raced while in foal to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, finished seventh of nine as the 2-1 favorite … Point Piper, a 6-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, is headed to Emerald Downs for the $200,000 Longacres Mile on August 14. Point Piper worked 6 furlongs in a bullet 1:12.20 here last Tuesday.
Source: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

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