Real Good Deal Attracts Field of 10 at Del Mar

(Edited from track report)
Gobi Dan, Surprized and Preakness Stakes runner Menacing Dennis head a field of 10 scheduled for Monday's 15th running of the $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for 3-year-old Cal-breds going 7 furlongs on the main track.

Gobi Dan, trained by Patrick Gallagher, and the Jerry Hollendorfer-conditioned Surprized will each carry top weight of 121 pounds and spot the rest of the field from three to seven pounds.

Gobi Dan brings the most earnings to the race with $224,770 from a record of four wins, two seconds and two thirds in 13 career starts. In his most recent start, Gobi Dan finished fifth to Came Home in the Swaps Stakes (gr. II).

Menacing Dennis, trained by Jeff Bonde, will be making his first start since finishing 10th behind War Emblem in this year's Preakness. The Bonde trainee tuned up for the Real Good Deal with a three- furlong work Friday at Del Mar in 36.80.

$100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes
PP Horse, Weight (Jockey)
1. Memo to Mike, 116 (David Flores)
2. Gobi Dan, 121 (Brice Blanc)
3. Black Bart, 114 (Mike Smith)
4. Menacing Dennis, 118 (Victor Espinoza)
5. Ima Mile High Guy, 114 (Patrick Valenzuela)
6. Debonair Joe, 114 (Jose Valdivia, Jr.)
7. Modernist, 114 (Kent Desormeaux)
8. Public Domain, 118 (Garrett Gomez)
9. Hot War, 118 (Eddie Delahoussaye)
10. Surprized, 121 (Alex Solis)