08/06/2015 11:31AM

O’Neill has strong pair for Best Pal Stakes


DEL MAR, Calif. – Trainer Doug O’Neill and owner Paul Reddam have a bounty of top 2-year-olds this year, but the pick of the litter might be Nyquist, whose debut win June 5 at Santa Anita was the fastest of all. He will attempt to run back to that impressive victory on Saturday at Del Mar, where he heads the field in the Grade 2, $200,000 Best Pal Stakes, this track’s main prep for the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on closing day, Sept. 7.