Responsibleforlove, Talamo Win CTT & TOC Handicap
Responsibleforlove (outside) © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Providing jockey Joe Talamo with his third victory of the afternoon, Irish-bred Responsibleforlove sliced between horses in midstretch and overhauled Place des Vosges in the final strides to win the featured $80,980 CTT & TOC Handicap Wednesday at Del Mar.
Responsibleforlove, a four-year-old daughter of Duke of Marmalade owned by Team Valor and Rupert and trained by Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale, scored by a head over 3-1 second choice Place des Vosges who appeared to have the race won nearing the finish only to be overtaken at the wire.
Dynamic Mizzes K was third, with Kiss Me Now fourth in the field of nine older fillies and mares. Goldy Espony, the 3-2 favorite, tired after pressing the pace and wound up fifth in the field of nine. Decked Out was withdrawn.
Responsibleforlove was timed in 2:15.81 for the mile and three-eighths over the Jimmy Durante infield grass course and returned $10.20, $5.20 and $3.80 after her fourth success in ten starts. First money of $47,760 pushed her earnings to $134,879.
Runner-up Place des Vosges paid $4 and $3.20, while Dynamic Mizzes K returned $6 to show.
Talamo’s earlier winners were Time for Ebby at $46.80 in the first and Honor Maker at $23.60 in the sixth.
Flavien Prat had two winners – Lajatico at $7.60 in the third and Bolster at $13.60 in the fourth -to pull into a tie for first place in the jockey standings with apprentice Evin Roman at 22 winners each. Roman was blanked Wednesday.
There were no perfect tickets in Wednesday’s Pick Six, so Thursday’s program will have a Pick Six carryover of $60,539 plus a Super Jackpot single ticket carryover of $95,368. Post time for the first race Thursday is 2 p.m.