Cabo Spirit Overtakes Rivals Late in La Jolla Handicap

CABO SPIRIT wins the G3 La Jolla Handicap at the Del Mar Racetrack (Benoit Photo)
CABO SPIRIT wins the G3 La Jolla Handicap at the Del Mar Racetrack (Benoit Photo)

Source: BloodHorse Magazine

Kretz Racing’s Cabo Spirit, back in the crowd for the first half of La Jolla Handicap (G3T), put on the blasters late and reeled them all in to score by half a length Aug. 7 at Del MarThe 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile  had been gelded since his previous start and the procedure certainly seemed to have a positive effect for the youngster as he earned his first graded stakes victory. Cabo Spirit ($7.40), ridden by Joe Bravo and trained by George Papaprodromou, picked up a winner’s share of $90,000 from the gross purse of $150,500 to push his total earnings to $312,560. The La Jolla was his 13th start and he completed the 1 1/16-mile race on firm turf in 1:42.28. Finishing second in the La Jolla was Gary Barber’s Perfect Flight , who had three-quarters of a length on Perry and Ramona Bass’ Sumter , the race favorite at 9-5. Read Full Article