Diversy Harbor Tops $200,000 San Clemente Field
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Fri 18/07/2014 - 10:15 EDT
Three-year-old fillies will take to the grass where the surf meets the turf at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Saturday in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap. The Grade 2 event will be run at one mile on the turf and has drawn a full field of twelve.
The morning line favorite at odds of 7-2 is Diversy Harbor, a three-year-old bay daughter of Curlin. Trained by Tom Proctor and ridden by Mike Smith, she was last seen finishing second in the American Oaks (G1) at Santa Anita in May. From five starts, she has two wins, two seconds and one third place finish and will be trying to earn her first graded stakes triumph. She will break from post position four.
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Breaking from the outside in the field of twelve is My Conquistadory, set at 9-2 on the morning line. A daughter of Artie Schiller who fetched $240,000 as a two-year-old, she has two graded stakes victories from only four starts. Trained by Mark Casse, she will have Victor Espinoza in the irons for the first time after placing in the Selene Stakes (G3) in her sophomore debut.
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