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​Del Mar Stakes Recaps for Friday (8-28-20)

Tranquility Lake Stakes – Dead-Heat Winners: Proud Emma ($3.20), Message ($3.60)

This 5-horse affair had a thrilling finish. Message tried to steal it and Proud Emma made a wide early move and chased the leader throughout. The other three runners were not a serious factor and the match race was on. Message dug in and Proud Emma got on even terms and grabbed a short lead, but Message battled back late and it was too close to call. There was a dead-heat for the win and Hang a Star was best of the rest in 3rd. Zusha and Smiling Shirlee trailed.

Del Mar Full Card Highlights for Friday (8-28-20)
DMR 4 BIG HOOF DYNAMITE ($11.80), Trifecta ($58.10)
DMR 5 PALACE PRINCE (DMR Best Bet #1, $13.40), Quinella ($24.40)
Double (races 4-5, $108.80)
Double (races 5-6, $56.00)
Pick 3 (races 4-6, $67.10)
Pick 3 (races 5-7, $87.95)
DMR 8 PROUD EMMA ($3.20)
Double (races 7-8, $11.00)
Pick 3 (races 6-8, $15.55)


Del Mar Stakes Recaps for Saturday (8-29-20)

Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) – Winner: C Z Rocket ($4.20)

Law Abidin Citizen went to the front from the rail as expected, and Flagstaff and C Z Rocket chased him. It stayed that way throughout, and the latter two got on even terms with the leader turning for home. Flagstaff and C Z Rocket hooked up late, and the latter was moving slightly better and prevailed by a 1/2 length. Law Abidin Citizen hung in there gamely and was 7+ clear of Blameitonthelaw. Giant Expectations was next, and Manhattan Up and P R Radio Star trailed.

Del Mar Full Card Highlights for Saturday (8-29-20)
DMR 1 WASPIRANT ($8.40), Exacta ($8.20)
DMR 2 SECRET TOUCH (DMR Best Bet #1, $5.00), Exacta ($13.00)
Double (races 1-2, $20.00)
DMR 6 VITTORIO ($4.20)
Double (races 6-7,$15.80)
Double (races 7-8, $17.40)
Pick 3 (races 6-8, $10.70)
DMR 9 GREGORIAN CHANT ($17.40), Quinella ($65.20)
Double (races 8-9, $45.60)
Pick 3 (races 7-9, $39.35)
DMR 10 C Z ROCKET ($4.20), Quinella ($6.60), Trifecta ($9.65)
Double (races 9-10, $44.00)
Pick 3 (races 8-10, $28.40)


​Del Mar Stakes Recaps for Sunday (8-30-20)

Generous Portion Stakes – Winner: Governor Goteven ($6.80)

Governor Goteven and Emma’s Dance dueled until the stretch, and the former took over and kicked away to score by 4-1/2 lengths. I’m So Anna and Big Andy rallied together and had a nice battle for the place, and the former nabbed 2nd by a 1/2 length. Emma’s Dance weakened to 4th and Do You Hear That stalked and faded to 5th. Mucha Woman chased early, was bumped and took an awkward step into the turn, and just coasted in from there.

Del Mar Full Card Highlights for Sunday (8-30-20)
DMR 1 Rantanen/Freerunning Exacta ($3.60)
DMR 4 Miss Fraulein/With This Vow Quinella ($25.80), Trifecta ($36.10)
DMR 5 Colt Fiction/Hollywood’s Best Quinella ($21.00)


Del Mar Full Card Highlights for Monday (9-4-20)
DMR 2 Althea Gibson/All Star Heat Quinella (DMR Best Bet #1, $13.60), Trifecta ($51.20)
DMR 6 TOO MUCH HEAVEN ($5.80), Quinella ($18.60)
Double (races 5-6, $135.80)
Pick 3 (races 4-6, $371.70)
DMR 7 Bounty of Gold/Wishful Exacta ($13.60)
Double (races 6-7, $30.00)
Pick 3 (races 5-7, $227.25)
Pick 3 (races 6-8, $27.35)
DMR 9 APACHE PASS ($13.20)
Double (races 8-9, $39.80)
Pick 3 (races 7-9, $66.90)
DMR Late Pick 4 (races 6-9, $225.80)

Article by Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak posts stakes recaps from Del Mar and Santa Anita Park, along with full card recaps and free stakes picks from Southern and/or Northern California.