Stephanie and Kosta Hronis.
Hronis Racing’s Edwards Goin Left and jockey Tyler Baze held off Solid Wager (Victor Espinoza) to win the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes, Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Congratulations to the winners!
Edwards Going Left, the 2-1 betting choice, spoiled Solid Wager’s bid for a third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday, holding on gamely in the final sixteenth to win the seven-furlong sprint by a half-length.
It was Edwards Going Left’s his sixth victory in nine lifetime races as the three-year-old gelding accomplished the distance in 1:22.98. Solid Wager turned in a game performance under Victor Espinoza, rallying from last place in the ten-horse field to narrowly miss a successful defense of his two-time title.
Third was California Diamond, three and one-half lengths behind stablemate Solid Wager from the barn of trainer Peter Miller, with Smokey Image a nose away in fourth.
Edwards Going Left, a son of Midnight Lute owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler, returned $6.60, $4 and $3 while earning first money of $57,000 to boost his bankroll to $231,390. He was claimed out of his career debut for $50,000 Feb. 9 of this year at Santa Anita.
Solid Wager, sent postward at 9-2, paid $5 and $3.60, while California Diamond returned $4 to show.