Updated on 09/18/2011 12:58AM

Dontbotherknocking repeats in DeBartolo


Dontbotherknocking closed for 1 1/2-length win over favorite Major Rhythm to capture the $150,000 DeBartolo Memorial Breeders' Cup Handicap for the second straight year Monday at Remington Park. The DeBartolo, a 1 1/8-mile turf race, was one of three stakes on the card.

Dontbotherknocking ($10) settled well off the pace early, as Gin and Sin set fractions of 24.13 seconds for the opening quarter, 47.90 for the half-mile mark, and 1:11.81 for six furlongs. Dontbotherknocking kicked into high gear in the stretch, covering the distance over a course rated good in 1:48.14.

"When he got ready to go, I just pointed him out and he exploded," said Quincy Hamilton, who was aboard for trainer Bernell Rhone. "I couldn't have asked him to run any better."

Dontbotherknocking earned $90,000 for the win to push his earnings to $586,697. Overall, he has won 15 races, seven of them in stakes. Dontbotherknocking races for Frank Jedlicki. He is a son of Farma Way.

Dontbotherknocking shipped in from Canterbury for the DeBartolo, but will now be based at Remington, Rhone said earlier this week. Another goal for Dontbotherknocking at the meet is the $100,000 Remington Green Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf on Oct. 20, said Rhone.

Dontbotherknocking won the Remington Green last year. He has won all three of his starts over the Remington turf, with his other local victories coming in the DeBartolo.

Blasi sweeps undercard stakes

Trainer Scott Blasi won both stakes on the undercard. In the $75,000 Ricks Memorial for fillies and mares on turf, More Than Promised rallied from next to last for a 1 1/2-length win over My Misty Princess. It was another length back in third to Caviar Emptor.

More Than Promised ($5) covered the one-mile over turf rated good in 1:35.82. Mark Guidry rode the winner for Blasi.

The Ricks was the fourth career stakes win for More Than Promised, who earned $45,000 for the victory. She has now won 7 of 18 starts and $263,549. More Than Promised races for Vinery Stables.

In the $50,000 Clever Trevor for 2-year-olds, the Blasi-trained Sir Five Star won by a length over Hadacure. It was another three lengths back in third to Proud Leader.

Sir Five Star ($10) raced about a length off pacesetter Proud Leader, who led the field through fractions of 21.73 seconds for the opening quarter and 44.58 for the half-mile mark. Sir Five Star overtook the leader in the stretch, and went on to cover the six furlongs over a fast track in 1:09.76.

Glen Murphy rode the winner for Blasi.

Be a Resident, who was the 4-5 favorite, finished sixth after racing in third early. Sir Five Star earned $30,000 for the win, which was his first in a stakes and his third overall from six career starts. He has now earned $64,800. Sir Five Star races for Gus King.

* Handle on the nine-race card from all sources was $852,102.