Updated on 09/15/2011 12:42PM

Redattore captures Eddie Read


DEL MAR, Calif. - Redattore won his second major turf stakes of 2001 in Saturday's $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap at Del Mar, aided by a perfect trip and the scratch of morning-line favorite Irish Prize.

Ridden by Alex Solis, Redattore tracked pacesetter Special Ring to the final turn when he took command. Sent off as the second betting choice, Redattore ($7.40) ran 1 1-8 miles on turf in 1:47.16, finishing two lengths in front of Native Desert.

Special Ring led by as many as 12 lengths on the backstretch, setting fractions of 24.49 and 47.07 seconds with the other five bunched together within five lengths. Redattore was always in front of the chasing pack.

"When we got to the half-mile pole, I though we were going slow," Solis said. "I felt I better move it now."

Super Quercus finished third, a half-length in front of Timboroa, the even-money favorite who was wide on the backstretch. National Anthem and Special Ring completed the order of finish.

Redattore won the Grade 2 San Francisco Mile at Bay Meadows in late April, but missed the first half of the Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting due to a minor foot injury. Trained by Richard Mandella for Luis Taunay, Redattore prepped for the Grade 1 Read with a fourth-place finish in the Triple Bend

Breeders' Cup Handicap on dirt at Hollywood Park.

A 6-year-old, Redattore was a Group 1 winner in Brazil in 1999. He has won 3 of 5 starts since arriving in the United States.

"I thought Alex, knowing the horse, would be able to get him off the lead," assistant trainerGary Mandella said. "I think the sky is the limit for potential."

Irish Prize, the 9-5 morning-line favorite, was scratched on Saturday morning after trainer Neil Drysdale said he was not happy with the way the 5-year-old was training. Drysdale said Irish Prize will be pointed for the Atto Mile at Woodbine on Sept. 9.

Gary Mandella said Redattore may be pointed for the Atto Mile as well.

*Live Your Dreams won the $65,075 Sandy Blue Stakes, an allowance race/optional claimer for 3-year-old fillies. Ridden by Gary Stevens, Live Your Dreams ($2.60) ran 1 1-16 miles on turf in 1:44.14, finishing a half-length in front of Alinga. She will make her next start in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks on Aug. 18, Drysdale said.