GII Best Pal Stakes – Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds – Post Positions

The GII Best Pal Stakes for the 2y0s is the Saturday’s feature here at Beautiful Old Del Mar!

RACE 3 Best Pal S. (Grade II) POST TIME – 3:00 PM (Local)

Purse $200,000. For Two-Year-Olds. Six Furlongs. (Dirt)

Free Past Performances for Del Mar’s Saturday Card
R01 R02 (R03R04 R05 R06 R07 R08 R09 R10
PP Horse  A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 Instagrand (KY) 2/C L D Van Dyke 118 J Hollendorfer 1/2
2 Owning (KY) 2/C L M Gutierrez 118 S Callaghan 5/2
3 Synthesis (KY) 2/R L K J Desormeaux 118 J K Desormeaux 15/1
4 Mason Dixon (KY) 2/C L F Prat 118 D F O’Neill 5/1
5 Sparky Ville (KY) 2/C L G L Stevens 120 J Bonde 10/1


Skyway does it his way in GII Best Pal Stakes – Results and Replay

Skyway - with a nice looking win in today's GII Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar!
(Skyway) – with a nice looking win in today’s GII Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar!

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!

Full Race Chart Race Replay

2nd – Henry’s Holiday – off 1 1/4 length

3rd – Bad Read Sanchez – back another length

4th – Highway Boss – 2 1/4 lengths even further back

Payouts and Winning Time

Winning Time: 1:16.67

Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Skyway Stewart Elliott 6.20 3.60 2.80
Henry’s Holiday Tyler Baze 4.40 3.20
Bad Read Sanchez Mario Gutierrez 3.00
Also ran:
8 – Highway Boss , 3 – Two Six Wins , 1 – Story to Tell
Scratched horses:
Rowdy Dylan (Trainer) , Conquest Bigluck E (Trainer)

GII Best Pal Stakes is serious 2yo racing at Del Mar on Sunday – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Story to Tell - winning the Proctor Memorial Stakes last time out!
(Story to Tell) – winning the Proctor Memorial Stakes last time out will be a slight 5/2 favorite for this 2yo graded event

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!

Free Past Performances – Brisnet

Free Past Performances – DRF

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1 Story to Tell (KY) 2/C L J Talamo 123 D L Hendricks 5/2
2 Conquest Bigluck E (KY) 2/C L M E Smith 119 M E Casse 5/1
3 Two Six Wins (KY) 2/C L M A Pedroza 119 M Pender 20/1
4 Bad Read Sanchez (KY) 2/C L M Gutierrez 119 D F O’Neill 3/1
5 Rowdy Dylan (KY) 2/C L E A Maldonado 119 P Miller 7/2
6 Henry’s Holiday (KY) 2/C L T Baze 119 D F O’Neill 10/1
7 Skyway (NY) 2/C L S Elliott 119 M E Casse 5/1
8 Highway Boss (KY) 2/G L T J Pereira 121 M J Pearson 12/1

Picks are – 1,2,4,5 exacta box with the 7 added to the back-end of a dime super play!

Know More gets up late for GII Best Pal Stakes Win – Results and Replay

Know More – going out as an untested 2yo for the I’ll Have Another connections winning today’s GII Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar

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 Reddam and Doug O ‘Neil would put the likes of Garret Gomez up on a untested, firster like Know More !

“Full Results Chart – “Video Race Replay

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 3rd was the daughter of Empire Maker in 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!

Payouts and Winning Time,

Track Condition: Fast
  Winning Time:  1:16.14
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show
8 Know More Garrett K. Gomez 19.20 8.80 9.80
5 Heir Kitty David Romero Flores   8.00 10.60
3 Miss Empire Kevin Krigger     13.40
Also ran: 1  – Heir of Storm ,  4  – Scherer Magic ,  6  – Amarish ,  2  – Moreno ,  7  – K Court

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!