TOC’s CEO, Greg Avioli, presented the stakes trophy to Deron Pearson of DP Racing for Friday’s CTT and TOC Handicap at Del Mar.
DP Racing’s English-bred Frenzified, third and second in two middle-distance grass races this summer, stretched out to a mile and three-eighths, a distance she obviously appreciated, and scored an impressive triumph Friday in the featured $78,445 CTT and TOC Handicap for older fillies and mares over the Del Mar turf.
Benefitting from a smartly-judged ride by jockey Santiago Gonzalez, Frenzified tracked the pacesetting 6-5 favorite, Fanticola, until the top of the stretch where she surged to the lead and wasn’t seriously threatened the rest of the way in winning by a length and one-half.
Generosidade closed well to be second, a length and one-quarter ahead of third-place Annulment in the field of six. Fanticola faded to fourth.
Frenzified, a four-year-old daughter of Yeats who ran exclusively in England last year where she won four of nine starts, accomplished the marathon distance Friday in 2:14.84 and returned $11.20, $5.20 and $3.60. Jim Cassidy trains the filly who earned $46,860 to increase her money total to $104,616. Generosidade paid $6.20 and $4.20, while Annulment returned $4 to show.