08/29/2012 7:50PM

Del Mar: Tilde rallies to win Generous Portion; Bejarano gets 11th stakes win of meet

Benoit & Associates
Tilde, with Rafael Bejarano up, wins the Generous Portion Stakes by three-quarters of a length at Del Mar.

DEL MAR, Calif. – Tilde, the 8-5 favorite, closed from fourth on the backstretch to win her second stakes of the Del Mar meeting Wednesday in the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes.

Tilde was ridden by Rafael Bejarano, his 11th stakes win of the meeting. He is one away from equaling the record of 12 stakes wins in a single meeting shared by Laffit Pincay Jr. (1976), Chris McCarron (1995), Gary Stevens (1997), and Corey Nakatani (1998).

The meeting, which began July 18, ends Wednesday, Sept. 5.

In the Generous Portion, Tilde ($5.20) finished three-quarters of a length in front of 19-1 Awe’ Some Kitten in the field of nine California-bred 2-year-old fillies. Bejarano brought Tilde three wide on the turn to reach contention and took the lead in early stretch.

Tilde ran six furlongs in 1:11.42. Boller Bomb, an 8-1 chance, was third, finishing two lengths behind the winner, who was favored.

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Tilde races for owner-trainer Mike Harrington. By Swiss Yodeler, Tilde has won 3 of 4 starts and $195,060. She beat maidens in her career debut at Betfair Hollywood Park on May 20 and was third in the Cinderella Stakes against open company there June 16.

In her Del Mar debut, Tilde won the CTBA Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies over 5 1/2 furlongs by 3 1/2 lengths on July 20.

Harrington said after the Generous Portion Stakes that Tilde will be pointed to the $250,000 California Cup Juvenile Fillies over 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita on Oct. 13.