BING CROSBY LEADS THE WAY AT DEL MAR
The standout race this weekend on the West Coast takes place on Sunday, in the form of the $250,000 Bing Crosby S. (G1). This six-furlong dash will pit the fleetest of the fleet in California, including defending champ Smiling Tiger. The four-year-old colt comes off perhaps his most impressive visual performance, when leading at every call in a facile score in the Triple Bend H. (G1) most recently. The Jeff Bonde pupil is the one to beat on this day with Rosario staying put.
Euroears was a solid second behind a ‘freak’ in the Golden Shaheen (UAE-G1) last time and has turned in a pair of huge performances since joining the Baffert shedrow. The son of Langfuhr smoked a superb 1:11 2/5 from the gate in advance of this. Kinsale King won the 201 Golden Shaheen and is a proven synthetic performer. Grade 2 winner Amazombie has never been better and looms a big chance from just off the pace in this sprint.
The $200,000 San Diego H. (G2) tops the Saturday action at Del Mar, with San Pasqual S. (G2) winner Aggie Engineer, the Richard Mandella-trained Preamble, a winner of three straight, Grade 2 winner Crown of Thorns and the multiple Grade 2 placed Spurrier, among the notable probables.