Undefeated Salute the Sarge, taking advantage of a couple of key scratches, wore down odds-on favorite Georgie Boy close to home to win the $147,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds on the Del Mar Polytrack Aug. 12.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2005
|Breeder||McMurry Thoroughbred Services, Inc.|
|Mix View Five-Cross Pedigree||Menifee||Harlan|
|Kewpie Doll||Pleasant Colony|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Peter Miller, agent for Gerson Racing||McMurry Thoroughbred Services||$6,000|
Salute the Sarge and Leonides, separated by a nose in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) July 4, clash once more in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Del Mar Sunday.
Georgie Boy, winless in two previous races, broke his maiden in style Wednesday at Del Mar with a decisive triumph under jockey Mike Smith in the featured $140,050 Graduation Stakes for California-bred 2-year-olds.