Endlessly © Benoit Photo
JUAN HERNANDEZ (Endlessly, winner) – “I had a good trip. Mike (trainer Mike McCarthy) told me the horse had really been training well. When you hear that, you don’t get nervous out there if you get in a little trouble. You know the horse is going to run strong. My horse did that today. I was tracking the favorite (Boltage) and when I got by him I knew I was in good shape.”
MICHAEL MCCARTHY (Endlessly, winner) – “The horse had drawn a little bit outside today and I told Juan (Hernandez) just go ahead and bounce out of there and hopefully not get yourself stuck too far out in the middle of the racetrack around the first turn. The horse was attentive to him and he put himself in a great spot. He looked like he was always traveling comfortably. It did look like Juan took it to him a little early. It just seemed like he couldn’t wait any longer and he was able to finish off nicely.”
FRACTIONS: :22.71 :46.61 1:11.44 1:23.33 1:35.28
The stakes win was the eighth of the meet for rider Hernandez and the second of the session for trainer McCarthy.
This was Hernandez’s second victory in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf (Mackinnon, 2021) and his 41st overall at Del Mar.
This was trainer McCarthy’s first tally in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf, but his seventh Del Mar stakes victory overall.
The winning owners are Amerman Racing of John and Jerry Amerman of Palos Verdes Estates, CA.