Flavien Prat, Going Global rally to win Del Mar Oaks

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DEL MAR  >> Flavien Prat, the meet’s starring jockey who’s seeking his 3rd consecutive Del Mar riding title, made it 3 consecutive stakes victories Saturday by rallying with Going Global, the 7-5 favorite, for a one-length triumph successful the $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Oaks.

Going Global, trained by Philip D’Amato, has present won 5 of six races successful the U.S. aft opening her vocation successful Ireland. Her lone blemish was a half-length nonaccomplishment to Madone successful the Grade II San Clemente Stakes astatine Del Mar connected July 24.

The Mehmas filly earned her sixth triumph successful 10 starts with 1 2nd portion expanding her bankroll to $468,792. Prat, who’s present won 70 stakes races astatine Del Mar, bully for 11th astir successful way history, has ridden Going Global successful each six of her U.S. starts.

Going Global, who rallied from 5th aboriginal connected successful the nine-horse tract of 3-year-old fillies, ran the 1 1/8 miles connected the turf successful 1:48.91. Closing Remarks finished second, followed by the Chad Brown-trained Fluffy Socks.

“What a bully filly,” Prat said. “I mean, what much tin you accidental astir her? I don’t retrieve if I’ve ever done this earlier (three consecutive stakes victories), but it’s a large day.”

Said D’Amato: “This filly showed that she’s conscionable the people of the tract against a truly bully clump of horses. She showed her crook of ft and got it done.”

Del Mar Handicap

Astronaut and jockey Victor Espinoza caused the biggest upset of the day, winning the $300,000 Grade I turf marathon by a half-length astatine boxcar likelihood of 24-1.

Trained by John Shirreffs, the 4-year-old lad of Quality Road scored the archetypal graded-stakes triumph of his vocation successful 9 starts. He went into the contention disconnected a second-place showing successful the Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes astatine Santa Anita connected June 19.

Winning clip was 2:15.97 for the 1 3/8 miles.

United, the 2-1 favorite, could bash nary amended than fourth, a chemoreceptor down third-place finisher Acclimate. Master Piece, 22-1, finished second, triggering a $1 exacta payoff of $458.20.

Del Mar Mile

Mo Forza, adjacent to past overmuch of the mode successful the five-horse field, rallied powerfully successful the agelong nether Prat to bushed Smooth Like Strait by a caput portion winning the $300,000 Grade II turf trial for 3-year-olds and older for a 2nd consecutive year.

A 5-year-old lad of Uncle Mo, Mo Forza, the even-money favorite, won for the seventh clip successful 13 starts disconnected a layoff of much than 10 months for trainer Peter Miller. He ran the 1 mile implicit a steadfast turf people successful 1:35.03.

Torrey Pines Stakes

Even-money favourite Private Mission tracked the pacesetting Lady Mystify from 2nd into the acold turn, took the pb turning for location and cruised to a 61/2-length triumph implicit I’m So Anna successful the $100,000 Grade III lawsuit for 3-year-old fillies.

Private Mission, ridden by Prat and trained by Bob Baffert, won for the 3rd clip successful 4 starts portion stretching retired to 2 turns for the archetypal time. The girl of Into Mischief ran the 1 mile connected the ungraded successful 1:37.89.

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