Shining Energy, winning the San Clemente, tops the Del Mar Oaks field.

Shining Energy, winning the San Clemente, tops the Del Mar Oaks field.


Shining Energy Tops Del Mar Oaks

Edited from Del Mar notes
Shining Energy, the upset winner of the grade II San Clemente Stakes on July 30, heads a field of 3-year-old fillies in Saturday's 49th edition of the grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Oaks at 1 1/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante turf course.

Trainer Julio Canani said of Shining Energy Thursday morning, "She's doing very, very good. She worked well and I think she'll run good."

Aside from the 10 in the body of the race, there is one also-eligible, who could get into the race in the event of a scratch.

Lining up to test her, among others, will be Louvain, the San Clemente favorite who finished fourth, beaten only two lengths; Singhalese, who was impressive in an allowance/optional claiming race the day after the San Clemente; and Three Degrees, who won Hollywood Park's grade II Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap June 5 prior to finishing fifth in the grade I American Oaks on July 3, also at Hollywood.

All will carry 122 pounds.

The field for the Del Mar Oaks:
1--Singhalese, Mike Smith
2--Rich in Spirit, Patrick Valenzuela
3--Three Degrees, Alex Solis
4--Mi Luna Nueva, Kent Desormeaux
5--Louvain, Victor Espinoza
6--Shining Energy, Rene Douglas\
7--Peaceful Love, Tyler Baze
8--Lasika, Marco Demuro
9--Isla Cozzene, Jon Court
10--Berbatim, Garrett Gomez
AE-- Dancing Edie, Kent Desormeaux.