Published Saturday, December 3rd, 2022   ( 1 month ago )

Jimmy Durante Stakes (GIII)

Liguria | Benoit Photo

Liguria © Benoit Photo

FLAVIEN PRAT (Liguria, winner) – “She was travelling well and I was confident. When I rode her in New York (her maiden victory on October 22 at the Belmont at Aqueduct meeting), she showed me a good turn of foot. I thought I’d get it again today and it worked out that way.” 

JOSE HERNANDEZ (Assistant trainer for Chad Brown, Liguria, winner) – “We always liked this filly. She came to Del Mar in good shape; training really well. She just did her thing today. I told him (Flavien Prat) my boss said just warm her up really good and put her in a good position and go from there.”


FRACTIONS:  :22.52  :47.33  1:12.25  1:24.36  1:36.16

The stakes win was the fourth of the meet for rider Prat and his first in the Jimmy Durante. He now has 84 stakes wins at Del Mar, 10th most among all riders.

The stakes win was the first of the meet for trainer Brown, but his second (Fluffy Socks, 2020) in the Jimmy Durante. He now has 15 stakes wins at Del Mar.

The winning owner – Alpha Delta Stables – is Jonathan Clay of Palm Beach, FL.