Edited Del Mar Release — ABEL CEDILLO (Flashiest, winner ) – “I had a plan for him, but he didn’t break so well and so I didn’t push it. I just let him do his own thing and saved ground around the first turn. But when we went for the second turn, I said ‘This is it.’ I went wide with him and let him do his thing. He did it all. He was the winner.”
LEONARD POWELL (Flashiest, winner) – “I wasn’t happy being so wide, but this horse has always been a bad actor at the gate and never sends speed. And when you don’t have the speed you have to go wide to advance. I thought he was six or seven wide turning into the stretch, but he has a big, long stride reaching out. He was a very immature horse and he came in late to the barn, but he has been a good presence.”
Fractions: :23.03 :46.95 1:11.57 1:23.95 1:35.88
This is the first win in the Runhappy Oceanside Stakes for rider Cedillo and his 11th Del Mar stakes win overall.
This is the first win in the Runhappy Oceanside Stakes for trainer Powell and his fourth win in a Del Mar stakes.