08/14/2013 4:59PM

Del Mar: Dance With Fate headed to Del Mar Futurity

Shigeki Kikkawa
Dance With Fate had a troubled debut last month at Betfair Hollywood Park, but rebounded Sunday for his maiden victory.

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DEL MAR, Calif. - Dance With Fate, who beat 2-year-old maidens in his second lifetime start Sunday, will come back in the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day Sept. 4, trainer Pete Eurton said.

Always well regarded, Dance With Fate disappointed in a troubled debut last month at Betfair Hollywood Park, but rebounded Sunday under Rafael Bejarano.

“I thought it came up a paceless race. He’s not a naturally fast horse, but Rafael saw no one wanted the lead,” Eurton said. “It was a great confidence-builder. We thought he’d run that kind of race first time out. It was nice to see him show up and do what you think he can do.”

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After the horse won at 6 1/2 furlongs, Eurton believes the seven furlongs of the Futurity will suit Dance With Fate.

“He’s big and long. You’ve got to let him catch his stride,” Eurton said.

** Owner Rodolfo Mendoza was suspended indefinitely by Del Mar’s stewards after failing to appear before them to address being more than $70,000 in arrears to trainer Mike Puype. The suspension bars Mendoza from the track.

** Owner Herb Soto also was suspended indefinitely after failing to appear to address charges of owing a veterinarian and another owner a total of $36,000.

** Owner Laura Pavlish was suspended for failing to see the stewards regarding an alleged debt of $9,500 to a van company. As with Mendoza and Soto, she too is barred from the track.