Hronis Racing LLC's EDGEWAY is back in top form following her win in Friday's 100K Rancho Bernardo Stakes (G3) at Del Mar. She was coming off a head-scratching clunker last time out in the Great Lady M (G2) where she finished in fourth, almost twelve lengths behind the winner.
Not only did EDGEWAY avenge that loss but did it in a lights-out performance, tying her top 107 ESF rating with the win.
"She was feeling real positive from the break right on through," winning jockey Joe Bravo said. "I was in the catbird seat pretty much all the way. At the three-eighths, I just cut her loose and she got real brave then. She's a nice filly and good horses make my job easier. It'll be interesting to see what John does with her next."
Sent off at odds of $1.00-to-win, EDGEWAY was the quickest out of the gate for jockey Joe Bravo, but was immediately joined at the front by STELLAR SOUND.
The two of them hooked up for the lead, trading head bobs through opening quarters of 22.31 and 44.94. Turning for home, EDGEWAY clearly was going the better of the two. She shook free in the stretch and held off the late bid from PROUD EMMA, who finished second. STELLAR SOUND hung on for third. The final time for the six and one-half furlongs was 1:16.80.
EDGEWAY paid $4.00 to win, $2.60 to place. She is by COMPETITIVE EDGE out of MAGICAL SOLUTION by STORMIN FEVER. She notches her first graded stakes victory, pushes her earnings to $379,200, and ties her top 107 ESF rating for the effort.
"This has been such a good race for me and it is fun to win it again," winning trainer John Sadler said. "It has been a few years in between wins. This is a good filly, she has a great record. The only bad race was her last one and Gamine (who left Edgeway 11 ¼ lengths behind in the Great Lady M at Los Alamitos) is the best in the country. She came back from it today, so I'm very happy."
Del Mar Pick Six "Carryover" Now at $1.87 million
Best of luck to handicappers playing the Pick Six at Del Mar tomorrow. The carryover is now at $1,874,996!
For the 18th straight time, in the Pick Six Single Ticket Jackpot wager, not a single bettor was able to score six winners on their own. That means there's another carryover going into Saturday's TVG Pacific Classic card with a "mandatory" payout required.
Del Mar noted projects that the new pool will likely land between the $6 to $10 million range.
The start of the Pick Six is Race 6, the Torrey Pines Stakes (G3). Post Time is 4:34 PM PT.
Source: Equibase, DMTC