08/18/2013 7:15PM

Del Mar: Reneesgotzip sets track record in winning Rancho Bernardo

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Reneesgotzip and jockey Garrett Gomez win the Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo Handicap by 4 1/4 lengths Sunday at Del Mar and set a track record for 6 1/2 furlongs at 1:14.48.

DEL MAR, Calif. – Reneesgotzip made a track record look easy with a cozy win in Sunday’s $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap for fillies and mares at Del Mar.

Ridden by a confident Garrett Gomez, Reneesgotzip led throughout the Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo, running 6 1/2 furlongs in a track-record time of 1:14.48. The previous mark of 1:14.93 was set by Carlsbad in the 2009 Rancho Bernardo.

Reneesgotzip ($2.60) set a quick pace of 22.43 and 44.46 seconds through the first half-mile of the Rancho Bernardo, leading by 2 1/2 lengths over Sweet Marini. She extended the margin to four lengths in the stretch, clearing six furlongs in 1:08.18, and won by 4 1/4 lengths over Winding Way.

“She loves this racetrack,” trainer Peter Miller said. “I wish the Breeders’ Cup was here. She’s an awesome filly, and she’s fast.”

Winding Way, the winner of the 2012 Rancho Bernardo, finished 3 3/4 lengths in front Sweet Marini, who was followed by Sugarinthemorning and Curvy Cat.

Reneesgotzip won her second race of the meeting in the Rancho Bernardo, having won an allowance race over six furlongs July 18.

Reneesgotzip, a 4-year-old filly by City Zip, won her fourth stakes Sunday. She won the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes in 2012 and was third against males in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint last November. Owned by Debbie Lanni, Reneesgotzip has won 7 of 12 starts and $655,460.

Miller said Reneesgotzip will not start again until the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Nov. 1-2, when the race options will include the Filly and Mare Sprint and two races against males, the Sprint and the Turf Sprint.

Courthouseguy1999 More than 1 year ago
I love this filly, but they probably need to stick to the Turf Sprint with her, with the F/M Sprint second choice. I believe they ran her in the Ancient Title at 6f last year, and she was toasted. The Turf Sprint will be kinder on her speed. She can clearly get the 7f of the F/M Sprint, and she was thisclose to winning the LaBrea.
matt More than 1 year ago
Where are the comments from the Baffert's horse lovers ? Ren pissed on em!
matt More than 1 year ago
Where are the comments from the people who said Baffert's horse would dominate Ren? LOL, Ren pissed on em!
John More than 1 year ago
The web site below is a FRAUD, be carefull they load a VIRUS that will grab your ExpressBet account #..................on to racing ! VERY VERY impressive !....................I think, best to watch the entrys, if the sprint comes up light, MAYBE try it, but why get greedy, just blow the doors off the girls going short .
zerosumzen More than 1 year ago
Reneesgotzip lights out as usual. Love the filly, but value is gone. Nakatani used to ride her back in the day. He must have been watching her speeding around the track, while the distance between the field and his ... stalker rapidly grew to insurmountable. Makes you wish they threw in a IQ test with the drug testing.
Walter More than 1 year ago
Zero, since you are the smartest man in the room, tell us what Nakatani was supposed to do in the race? Looking forward to hear your thoughts.
B More than 1 year ago
Very impressive!
Walter More than 1 year ago
I think Maldonado would've ridden this great filly 3/5 faster today. Too bad he lost the mount.
Joel Winicki More than 1 year ago
That's just a ridiculous comment. She broke the track record without being pushed to her limits! .....and yes, she probably would've run a little faster with Maldonado, because he's not as experienced as Gomez. Gomez saved some for next time, which will apparently be in the Breeders Cup. No need leave it all on the track when the race was essentially over at the 1/8 pole.
Walter More than 1 year ago
The horse will not run until the Breeders Cup which is about 10 weeks away. So Gomez was saving something for next time? Next time is a long time away. Maldonado is just a better fit on a speed horse like Renee
Joel Winicki More than 1 year ago
Yeah.....you still don't get it. When a horse runs that fast, and is asked for "everything" the last 1/8 of a mile (unnecessarily), is when injuries become far more likely to occur. It's not just saving her for the next race......it's a concerted effort to take care of a VERY good racehorse. What exactly would 3/5's of a second faster today have accomplished anyway? .......Nothing!
zerosumzen More than 1 year ago
You're absolutely right, of course, but you don't want to educate guys like Walter. He already 'knows it all'. Let him leave his little money at the track for others to pick up.
Tom Smith More than 1 year ago
Gomez is a drug addict lol great sport,, great jock
TACisreal More than 1 year ago
Gotta say I agree fully with Joel. One of the more stupid comments posted on here and there have been many. Too bad Julio Pezua didn't ride him. Clueless
Walter More than 1 year ago
You folks truly dont get it. Yes, Pezua was a great gate boy, but couldn't do much else. Fact is Maldonado is the best speed rider in SoCal. I never mentioned anything about pushing her harder in the race. Maldonado would've just ridden her faster naturally, it's his style and her style. You either understand this or you don't. If you don't, consult with Zero, he is one of those players who wins all the time. We all know those types at the track.
mark oleary More than 1 year ago
dont get crazy here and stay with the girls in the breeders cup she can dominate them, but the boys will blow her doors off! there is a time and a place to take on the males but a breeders cup race is not the time or place. just look at the overall stats doesnt happen very often and it usually ruins the filly/mare, and she is never the same i can give dozens of examples if needed!
Lawrence Macselwiney More than 1 year ago
Hasn't had any ill effects on Reneesgotzip, but I hear you. Horses like Points Offthebench will never let her get away and will look her in the eye through a 56 half. Blast the girls I say.
Jon More than 1 year ago
LOL Points Offthebench ran 6F in 1:09:04 & Reneesgotzip split for six furlongs in 1:08.18, which in itself was just .01 off the track mark.
Jon More than 1 year ago
Ya examples like Very Subtle, Safely Kept and Soviet Problem(near miss).
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
One awsome filly. At this point she very well be the best sprinter in the country, of either sex. Would love to see her go against the boys in the sprint.
Rodrigo Dominguez More than 1 year ago
Fast Bullet would smoke her.
ECarlos727 More than 1 year ago
Not at Del Mar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rodrigo Dominguez More than 1 year ago
Well he stated in the sprint which to me it meant the BC Sprint which is run at Santa Anita this year. I could be wrong but I thought thats what he meant. She will win the Filly and Mare Sprint.