Oak Tree Juvenile Turf
DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
JULIEN LEPAROUX (Diamond Bachelor, winner) – “No special instructions for me. He (trainer Patrick Biancone) just said try for a good break, then see what happens from there. He broke well and he wanted to go, so I let him go. When he’s happy, I’m happy. I’ve been getting on him for a while now and he’s a nice horse. A very nice horse.”
RAFAEL BEJARNO (Ontology, second) – “He wants to lug in at the start and he did it again today. But we got going and he ran well. We were just second-best this afternoon.”
MARIO GUTIERREZ (Home School, third) – “It was a good race for him.”
PATRICK BIANCONE (Diamond Bachelor, winner) -- “We let him roll a little bit more this time. He’s very fast from the gate anyway so I told Julien (Leparoux) just get him out of there and then do what you do in the mornings. Timing the next step properly is now important. I think I’m going to stay on the turf with him this year. Next year will be different. This horse can win the Derby. He is one of the best at (his) age I’ve ever trained. (That said), it’s a long way from the cup to the lips.”
SPLITS: :21.97 :46.00 1:10.33 1:22.17 1:34.36
The stakes win was the first in the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf for Leparoux, but his sixth of the meet, the most by any rider at the session. He now has seven stakes wins at Del Mar.
The stakes win was the first ever at Del Mar for Biancone.
Diamond 100 Racing Club is the nom de course of Ivy Leung Hui of Arcadia, CA.