Friday, July 31, 2009

San Clemente Is Saturday Feature At Del Mar

Del Mar, CA

A full field of ten will go to the post for the featured Grade II San Clemente Handicap on Saturday at Del Mar. The San Clemente is carded for three year old fillies at a mile over the Jimmy Durante turf course.

The Jeff Bond trained Strawberry Tart is going for her third win in a row and was 2 for 2 on the turf at the recent Hollywood Park meet. She will be stepping up in class for this.

The Doug O'Niel trained Acting Lady is likely to also be significantly backed in here. She has only one win in seven starts this year but will be making a significant class drop against this competition.

The Bob Baffert trained Internally Flawless is in off a sub par race in her last but is reuniting with Garret Gomez for this race with whom she has had recent success.

All three should benefit from a super speed dual between Oilgonewile and Carlsbad who is 6 for 7 lifetime but has never raced on the grass.