Friday, July 25, 2008
DOPPIO CLICKS THURSDAY IN DEL MAR MAIN EVENT
DEL MAR, CA – Keith Brackpool’s Doppio came widest and fastest of all through the stretch here Thursday to captured the $72,000 feature by a length under leading rider Rafael Bejarano.
The husky gelding by Del Mar Pacific Classic winner Gentleman covered the six and one-half furlongs in 1:16.17 on the Polytrack to register his ninth win in his 18th career start and the $43,200 winner’s share of the purse pushed his bank account to $291,760. Doppio is trained by Carla Gaines.
Doppio paid $10.20, $5.20 and $4 across the board. Peace Chant returned $5.20 and $4.60 and Canteen paid $5.80.
The victory was the second of the day for the Peruvian Bejarano, who is off to a rapid start through eight days of racing at the seaside meet. He now has 13 firsts to lead runner-up Tyler Baze by five wins.
With no one selecting all six winners in the day's Pick Six, there will be a carryover of $115,402 going into Friday's twilight card.
Thursday’s on-track crowd on an overcast afternoon was 9,600.