08/29/2013 4:41PM

Del Mar: Sunday Rules eyes Golden State Juvenile Fillies

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Sunday Rules romps in the Generous Portion on Wednesday. She might stay in the California-bred ranks for her next start.

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DEL MAR, Calif. - Sunday Rules may stay within the California-bred 2-year-old filly division this fall after a convincing win in her stakes debut in Wednesday’s $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes.

Trainer Mike Mitchell said Thursday that he had not finalized a next start for Sunday Rules, but was intrigued by the newly created $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies for 2-year-old California-bred fillies over a mile on Nov. 1.

There is no California Cup program at Santa Anita this fall, the event having been merged with the Sunshine Millions next January. The Golden State Juvenile Fillies is a lucrative replacement for the California Cup Juvenile Fillies, which had been run since 1990.

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“I would run her there,” Mitchell said. “It’s a nice purse.”

Owned by her breeder, Nick Alexander, Sunday Rules is unbeaten in two starts. In the six-furlong Generous Portion, Sunday Rules ($2.60) led throughout and won by 8 1/2 lengths in 1:09.56, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 87. Edwin Maldonado rode Sunday Rules.

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“She’s so fast and she can really run,” Mitchell said.

Sunday Rules won her debut in a maiden race over 5 1/2 furlongs here Aug. 3, drawing off by 4 1/2 lengths. Sunday Rules, who has earned $130,500, was the sixth winner of the meeting for Alexander.