DEL MAR, Calif.—Jaime Renella’s Chismosa, a Clubhouse Ride filly making only the second start of her career, put it to a seven 2-year-old rivals in the 69th edition of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes Sunday at Del Mar, drawing off through the lane to come home three and a half lengths to the good in the five and one-half furlong stakes.
The dark bay or brown miss had captured a maiden special weight race on July 23 at Del Mar in her initial start, then wheeled back 15 days later to become a black-type winner in the 2-year-old filly offering. She earned $71,250 as the winner’s share of the $126,000 purse, which means her bankroll now reads $119,250.
Chismosa is trained by Rafael DeLeon and was ridden by Edgar Payeras, who was picking up his first ever stakes win at Del Mar.
“I knew we had a nice horse. When she came to the outside I think I got it. I started walking (to the winner’s circle) because I felt he (jockey Edgar Payeras) was going to win. The kid (Edgar Payeras) worked my horse the whole time and he knows the horse very well. Last time, he got into an accident on the freeway and couldn’t ride the horse,” DeLeon commented.
Finishing second in the Cal-bred feature was C T R Stables’ Chedda Cash, a half-length ahead of Brown, Klein or Lebherz’s Sell the Dream, who had gone off the 2-1 favorite in the CTBA.
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The stakes win was the first of the meet for trainer DeLeon and his first in the CTBA. Payeras scored his first ever win at Del Mar with the CBTA win.
“Had a good trip all the way. She wanted to run and she did all the work. We broke a little slow, but she picked it right up from there. It’s amazing when you have one that really wants to do it. All you have to do in get them in a good position, then they do the rest. This is my first stakes win at Del Mar. I’m really happy,” Payeras said.
Chismosa ran the distance in 1:05.26 after working through the early splits of :21.47 and :45.75. She paid $14.80, $6.00 and $3.60. Chedda Cash returned $6.20 and $3.80 and Sell the Dream paid $3.20 to show.
Racing returns to Del Mar on Thursday with an eight-race card starting at 2 p.m.
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