Dublino Seeks Revenge in Del Mar Oaks Saturday
Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2002 8:26 PM
(From track report)
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2002 8:25 PM
Headed by the top three finishers in Hollywood Park's American Oaks, a field of seven 3-year-old fillies is entered in Saturday's 46th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) at 1 1/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.
All will carry 121 pounds.
Dublino, Megahertz and Alozaina crossed the finish line in that order in the American Oaks. But in a controversial stewards' ruling, the order was shuffled after Dublino was disqualified and placed second for interference with Megahertz as they battled down the stretch. Alozaina finished two lengths back in third place.
Coming to the Oaks from Del Mar's San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) are Pina Colada and Arabic Song, who finished second and third, respectively. Alozaina ran back in that race and finished fifth after a trouble-filled trip.
Also entered are Ristra and Fair Bianca, who enter the race from a one-two finish in Del Mar's Sandy Blue Stakes Aug. 4.$300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT, 1 1/8 miles, 121 pounds)
1. Dublino, Kent Desormeaux
2. Megahertz, Alex Solis
3. Ristra, Patrick Valenzuela
4. Alozaina, Eddie Delahoussaye
5. Arabic Song, Corey Nakatani
6. Pina Colada, Brice Blanc
7. Fair Bianca, David Flores.
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