Ten fillies and mares will take a look at their lung and leg energy over a mile and three eighths on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Thanksgiving Day at Del Mar within the seventh version of the Grade 3, $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap.
Racing on Turkey Day historically begins early – 11 a.m. – with the considered getting followers house in time to take a seat down for his or her massive dinners.
There will likely be no followers this yr, however nonetheless the early racing holds, which means the stakes – Race 6 on the eight-race program — ought to go off at roughly 1:30 p.m.
The Purple Carpet has drawn a pair of east coast invaders from the potent barns of trainers H. Graham Movement and Chad Brown they usually each seem like severe contenders within the 11-panel testing.
Movement’s horse is Eclipse Thoroughbred Companions, Cloonan and Thornton’s Blame Debbie, a 3-year-old daughter of Blame at the moment engaged on a three-race win streak.
Brown has despatched out Dubb, Madaket Stables or Surprise Stables’ Orglandes, a 4-year-old French-bred filly by the Irish stallion Le Harve who clicked on Oct. 9 at Belmont Park in her second stateside begin.
Additionally coming west to deal with the using assignments on these two are a pair of high New York reinsmen, Manny Franco for Blame Debbie and Irad Ortiz, Jr. for Orglandes.
There’s a trio of native girls who plan to steer the not-in-my-backyard contingent – California Kook, By no means Be Sufficient and Going to Vegas.
California Kook has been tackling more durable of late and has been aggressive whereas doing so. The three-year-old Boisterous filly was second within the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks on August 22, then a close-up fourth to colts within the Grade 2 Del Mar Derby on Sept. 6 and eventually fifth, crushed solely three lengths, within the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Keeneland on October 10.
Thursday she’ll have the saddle companies of one other east coaster in Joel Rosario for coach Peter Miller.
By no means Be Sufficient, a 5-year-old British-bred mare by Sir Percy, tallied on opening day (October 31) of the Bing Crosby Season within the Kathryn Crosby Stakes at a mile on the grass. The stretch runner has reeled off three victories in a row up to now three months, two of them in opposition to allowance horses at Golden Gate Fields. Tiago Pereira was aboard the chestnut for her Kathryn Crosby rating and coach Manuel Badilla can have him on as soon as extra on Thanksgiving.
Going to Vegas has turned in a collection of sharp efforts of late whereas simply lacking discovering the winner’s circle. The three-year-old by Goldencents most just lately missed in a photograph to the powerful filly Warren’s Showtime within the Grade 3 Autumn Miss Stakes on the garden October 17 at Santa Anita. Coach Richard Baltas sticks along with her common rider of late, Mario Gutierrez.
Coach Movement gained the Purple Carpet together with his mare Rusty Slippers in 2015.
The stakes file for the 11-furlong distance was set by India Mantuana in successful the 2018 version of this race in 2:14.50. The course file was set by Spring Home in 2008 at 2:11.14.