Skyway, for a unseasoned 2yo, sat a very nice patient early trip just off the early leaders running down the backstretch, then circled around those fading early pace setters on the far turn to straighten for home and a 1 1/4 length win in today’s $200,000, GII Best Pal Stakes, for 2yo’s, going 6 1/2 f’s, over a fast Del Mar AWT!
The 2yo season gets down to some serious business at Del Mar this afternoon as a top group of 8, 2yos goes postward for the $200,000, GII Best Pal Stakes, for 2yos, going 6 1/2 f’s over the Del Mar AWT at about 5:40 pm PDT today!
Back in our race preview for this $150,000, GII Best Pal Stakes, going 6 1/2 f’s, for 2yo’s over a “fast” Del Mar “All Weather” surface, we ponder aloud why J. Paul Reddamand Doug O ‘Neilwould put the likes of Garret Gomezup on a untested, firster like Know More !
Well, we got our answer when Know More , came firing down the 3-4 path in the Del Mar stretch today, to win, by a length over Heir Kitty, in a rather good 6 1/2 f winning time for a firster of 1:16.14!
Coming a good 3rdwas the daughter of Empire Makerin Miss Empire , back about 1 1/4 length and filling the super was the other son of Wildcat Heir in this race in Heir of Storm , back another 1 1/4 length!
So, enter the name of Know More , into your west coast 2yo guide book for 2012 because he rated well here today and then came when called upon, to run straight as a string, in deep stretch in a very professional looking first time out winning performance! We’ll get to Know More about this one as time goes by!