Emmy Darling Stars in Sorrento Field
Updated: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 3:34 PM
Posted: Sunday, August 3, 2008 6:10 PM
Emmy Darling, winner of the Landaluce Stakes in her second start for trainer John Sadler, heads a field of 11 juvenile fillies in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes
(gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 6.
Sadler, who won last year's Sorrento for the first time with Tasha's Miracle, also entered Evita Argentina in the 6 1/2-furlong event. The field features the first three finishers in Hollywood Park's Landaluce June 28.
Emmy Darling, a Florida-bred chestnut daughter of Graeme Hall
ridden by David Flores, made a strong bid along the inside in the six-furlong Landaluce to post a two-length victory over Glitter City. The latter edged even-money favorite Cosmic Queen by a neck for the runner-up spot.
In her debut June 15 for owners Ike and Dawn Thrash, Emmy Darling ran second, two lengths behind Glitter City in a five-furlong maiden special weight race.
A Florida-bred by City Place
filly trained by Jeff Mullins, Murray Smith's Glitter City has the maiden win over Emmy Darling and two seconds in her three-race career.
Trained by Christopher Paasch, Cosmic Queen, a daughter of Stormy Atlantic
, was made the heavy choice in the Landaluce after a front-running 2 1/2-length tally in her debut at Hollywood Park May 15.
Trifecta King, a 3 3/4-length winner of the May 25 Cinderella at 5 1/2 lengths in her last start, returns to action for trainer Doug O'Neill. Trifecta King is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Peace Rules
Amina, Dash Dot Dash and Evita Argentina head into the Sorrento off maiden victories at Hollywood.
$150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III, Race 7, 5 p.m.), 2-Year-Old Fillies, 6 1/2 Furlongs
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Trifecta King (KY), 121, Michael C. Baze
2. Emmy Darling (FL), 123, David Romero Flores
3. Cosmic Queen (KY), 119, Garrett K. Gomez
4. Upper Manhattan (FL), 117, Aaron T. Gryder
5. Dash Dot Dash (KY), 119, Rafael Bejarano
6. Stardom Bound (KY), 117, Mike E. Smith
7. Glitter City (FL), 119, Martin Garcia
8. Evita Argentina (KY), 119, Tyler Baze
9. Malusita (KY), 119, Joel Rosario
10. Silar Rules (CA), 117, Corey S. Nakatani
11. Amina (CA), 119, Victor Espinoza
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