Headed by American Oaks (gr. IT) winner Ticker Tape and San Clemente (gr. IIT) champion Sweet Win, a field of seven 3-year-old fillies is expected to go to the post Saturday for the 48th running of the grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Oaks. The fillies will run 1 1/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.The Oaks will be run as the third race on the day's nine-race card and will be telecast live by ESPN during a one-hour program from 2 to 3:30 p.m. PDT. Post time for the race is 3:15.
Here's the way the field will line up from the rail, with riders (all carry 122 pounds):
1--Western Hemisphere, Tyler Baze
2--Ticker Tape, Kent Desormeaux
3--Sagitta Ra, Corey Nakatani
4--Sweet Win, Victor Espinoza
5--Seducer's Song, Mike Smith
6--Amorama, David Flores
7--Red Top, Jose Valdivia, Jr.