07/21/2012 8:12AM

Del Mar: Tilde scores first stakes win in CTBA Stakes

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Tilde and Rafael Bejarano are all alone in the stretch of the CTBA Stakes.

DEL MAR, Calif. - Tilde led throughout Friday’s $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes to win her first stakes in the sprint for California-bred 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Tilde ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.50 and was never truly threatened in the stretch, finishing 3 1/2 lengths in front of the maiden Cotton’s Point. Tribal Peace, the 4-5 favorite, closed from sixth in the field of seven to finish third.

Awe Golly Molly was fourth, followed by AkissForarose, Awe’ Some Kitten, and JillyBaylee.

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Tilde ($7.20) was the second choice in the betting. Owned by breeder and trainer Mike Harrington, Tilde has won 2 of 3 starts and $109,560.

By Swiss Yodeler, Tilde beat maidens in her debut against open company at Betfair Hollywood Park on May 20. She was third against open company in the Cinderella Stakes on June 16.

The CTBA Stakes was Tilde’s first start in a race for California-breds. She is likely to stay with that group, and could run in the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes over six furlongs on Aug. 29.

Ryan Soriano More than 1 year ago
Personally, regardless of the favorite winning here, i think this track looks like QUICKSAND..... why on earth must each major track in SO CAL have a different surface Watching the replay you can see that horses with HP form simply could not handle the footing. Does this not expose horses to injuries more so by having to train and run on different surfaces every 3 months ? I miss the Del Mar of old... put the dirt back in, nobody wants to see a turf race on the dirt. Given the climate in San Diego, what good reason does DMTC have here other than following a hastily made trend which nearly buried Santa Anita.... It will be interesting to check back on the final week on injuries both a.m. and p.m. and the manner and times in which races are won and the amount of P6 carryovers bettors will have to debate over. Other than last years form, does the DRF really add clues here ??
Todd Elliot More than 1 year ago
ryan,,del mar is impossible to play and in the day,, it was a paradise to play when the track was dirt and speed horses did very well, as they should..now it is QUICKSAND and only gets better in the afternoon when the sun is out and worse when the sun goes down..save your money for santa anita which is a DIRT track of which ALL HORSES LIKE TO RUN ON....