$200,000 Sorrento Stakes Draws Field of Eight
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On Wednesday at Del Mar, the featured race is the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes. A Grade 2 event for two-year-old fillies, the race will be contested at six and a half furlongs on the main track and has drawn a field of eight.
Bob Baffert will saddle Pretty N Cool who has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at 8-5 odds. A gray daughter of Scat Daddy, she was purchased for $160,000 as a yearling and will be making her stakes debut. She broke her maiden at first asking last time out in front-running fashion by 4 ½ lengths as the even-money favorite at Del Mar in July. Martin Garcia will be back aboard and they will break from post position seven.
Uptown Twirl going for second straight victory
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Uptown Twirl for trainer John Sadler. A bay daughter of Twirling Candy, she was a $630,000 purchase in March. Sent off as the heavy favorite in her career debut at Santa Anita in June, she defeated seven rivals in a game effort to win by half a length. Victor Espinoza, her pilot last time out, will be back in the irons from post position six.
Class test for Gomo after maiden score
Also in the field at morning line odds of 10-1 is Gomo for trainer Doug O’Neill. A bay filly from the first crop of champion Uncle Mo, she was third in her career debut and followed that up with a maiden-breaking score as the favorite. She set the pace and drew off by 5 ¼ lengths under Mario Guttierez. He will be aboard for Reddam Racing and they are scheduled to break from post two.