Grade I winner Wild Dude got within a head of front-running Appealing Tale in the stretch during the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes at Del Mar, but the pacesetter re-rallied on the rail to secure his first graded victory.
- Chestnut Ridgling
- Born 2011
Coming off arguably the best performance of his career, Gary and Cecil Barber's Appealing Tale will dial back to seven furlongs in the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 22.
Secret Circle and Goldencents, a pair of indomitable Breeders' Cup winners from last year, clash in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 4 at Santa Anita Park.
Dual grade I winner Goldencents returns to Del Mar to face recent Triple Bend (gr. I) winner Declassify in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) July 26, a race the Doug O'Neill trainee was second in last year.
Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) winner Alberts Hope heads a field of 11 juveniles in the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on Sept. 4, closing day of the 2013 summer stand at the Southern California track.
|Trainer||Ben D. A. Cecil|
|Owner||Reddam Racing LLC|
|Breeder||Mrs. Ellen B. Kill Kelley|
|Indexical View Five-Cross Pedigree||Latent Heat||Maria's Mon|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Dapple Bloodstock, agent for Brent Malmstrom||Susan M. Forrester, agent for Sea Jay Farm||$15,500|
|Two-year-old||Ben Cecil, agent for Reddam Racing||Wavertree Stables, agent||$70,000|