Field of Six for $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar
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Sat 09/08/2014 - 12:23 EDT
Three-year-olds will take to the turf on Saturday at Del Mar in the 74th running of the Grade 3 La Jolla Handicap. With a purse of $150,000, the race will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth and has drawn a field of six sophomores.
Topping the field at 2-1 is Enterprising, a homebred son of Elusive Quality for Glen Hill Farm. The bay colt is trained by Tom Proctor and will be ridden for the second time by Mike Smith after the pair teamed up to win the Oceanside Stakes by a neck in July at Del Mar. The ultra-consistent colt has been on the board in seven of his eight starts, all of which have come on turf or synthetics and he will break from post position six.
Schoolofhardrocks gets Martin Garcia back aboard
The second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Schoolofhardrocks, a dark bay son of Rock Hard Ten trained by David Hofmans. Bred by Jerry Amerman and owned by Amerman Racing, LLC., he will have Martin Garcia back aboard after a fourth place finish under Victor Espinoza in the American Derby (G3) as the favorite. He has won two of his six starts and has recorded consecutive bullet workouts since his last race.
Argyle Cut trying to turn tables on Enterprising
Breaking from the inside post is Argyle Cut, tabbed at 7-2 on the morning line. The ridgling son of Harlington will try to avenge a narrow loss to Enterprising in the Oceanside Stakes and earn his first stakes win. Corey Nakatani will remain aboard for William Morey and has been in the irons for both recent starts against stakes company. He has been on the board in nine of his ten starts and has two wins to his credit.
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