Tuesday, July 29, 2008
ODDS-ON HYPERBARIC WINS MONDAY DEL MAR HEADLINER
Prestonwood Racing's Hyperbaric had to work hard, but his hard work paid off when he tallied by a neck Monday afternoon in the $75,000 allowance feature at the seaside track.
The gelded 5-year-old by grass champion Sky Classic raced a mile and a sixteenth on the Del Mar turf in a rapid 1:40.51 to earn a first prize of $45,000 in the 3-year-old and up headliner. He was ridden by last year's Eclipse Award winning rider, Garrett Gomez, who was recording his third victory of the afternoon. He is trained by Julio Canani.
Hyperbaric, a Kentucky bred who now has won four of his nine starts in addition to having two seconds and two thirds on his ledger, returned $3.60, $2.80 and $2.20 across the board. Knockout Artist paid $12.40 and $6.00, while Sartorial's show price was worth $5.40. The winner's share of the purse pushed Hyperbaric's career bankroll to $242,660.
It was a cool and sunny afternoon at the shore oval and 7,631 fans turned out for the sport. Racing takes the day off Tuesday, but will return with an eight-race card Wednesday starting at 2 p.m.
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