Habibti Fifth in Del Mar's Torrey Pines
Date Posted: 9/8/2002 8:30:53 PM

Sent off at odds of 3-5, multiple grade I winner Habibti ran out of the money in Sunday's $75,000 Torrey Pines for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Del Mar, a race won by longshot Got Koko.

Habibti, who won the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) last year for The Thoroughbred Corporation and trainer Bab Baffert, was wide into the first turn of the one-mile event, moved up on the backstretch and made a three-wide move on the final turn. With jockey Smith aboard, she tired to finish fifth.

It was the first start for the daughter of Tabasco Cat since the May 3 Kentucky oaks (gr. I), when she was third.

Got Koko, off at 8-1, edged front-running Ragin T Rex by 1 1/2 length in a time of 1:37.

(Chart, Equibase)

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