DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Unbeaten Enola Gray romped to a 7 3/4-length victory Friday in the $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes for California-bred 3-year-old fillies.
Ridden by Tyler Baze for trainer Phil D’Amato, Enola Gray ran seven furlongs in a stakes-record 1:21.24. The previous record of 1:21.40 was set by Princess Royalty in 1990.
”I’ve never won a race any easier,” Baze said. ”She’s just unbelievable. She’s so special. I’d say the race was probably over by the half-mile pole. She just goes so easy. All I’ve got to do is keep her happy. She handles all the rest.”
Enola Gray paid $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 for her third career victory.
”She’s learning to relax in her races and flash a turn of foot,” D’Amato said. ”She’s slowly coming around. She showed a new dimension today, she sat off the pace and kicked home and did it the right way. There’s still a lot of room for improvement and development in her. We’re just going to take it step by step and see what happens. I don’t have any plans for her next race yet.”
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