Continental Red Headlines Del Mar Handicap

A full field of 10 will go postward in the 63rd edition of the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday for the 1 3/8-mile race over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

Headlining the field are the highweighted Continental Red,
by far the highest earner in the field, and the Robert Frankel-trained duo of Blue Steller and Dance Dreamer. Blue Steller will carry 117 pounds, including leading rider Patrick Valenzuela, and Dance Dreamer will carry
116, with Kent Desormeaux in the irons. Alex Solis rides Continental Red for trainer Ian Jory.

That trio draws a strong supporting cast that includes The
Tin Man, Kim Loves Bucky, Deploy Venture, Delta Form, Kachamandi, Mister Kybelee and Adminniestrator.

Sitting as also-eligibles, in draw order, are Hataab, Caveolin and Homeland. Brice Blanc is named on Hataab and Homeland, and Garrett Gomez has the mount on Caveolin.

Here's how the field lines up from the rail, with weights and riders:
Delta Form, 115, Goncalino Almeida;
Blue Steller, 117, Pat Valenzuela
Continental Red, 122, Alex Solis
Kim Loves Bucky, 116, Laffit Pincay, Jr.
Dance Dreamer, 116, Kent Desormeaux
Deploy Venture, 115, Victor Espinoza
Kachamandi, 115, Corey Nakatani
Mister Kybelee, 114, David Flores
Adminniestrator, 114, Eddie Delahoussaye
The Tin Man, 117, Mike Smith

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