MABEE AND LA JOLLA LEAD THE WAY AT DEL MAR

MABEE AND LA JOLLA LEAD THE WAY AT DEL MAR

The $250,000 John C. Mabee S. (G2) on Sunday is the top draw at Del Mar this Sunday, and a superb field is likely for this turf affair. Grade 1-placed Turning Top, surging Wilshire H. (G3) vixen Medaglia d’Amour, defending champ Wasted Tears, dual Grade 2 heroine Malibu Pier, two-time Grade 1 queen Harmonious, Grade 2 winner Celtic Princess and John Sadler’s Cozi Rosie, make up much of this well-matched field.

Saturday’s top draw is the $150,000 La Jolla H. (G2) for three-year-old turf runners. Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Midnight Interlude passed his first grass assignment at Hollywood last time and looms as the one to beat for Bob Baffert. The son of War Chant has trained fast leading up to this.

John Shirreffs ultra-talented Mr. Commons and Tsunami Slew runner-up Surrey Star are among the top entries to the favorite.