08/26/2005 11:00PM

Wild Fit captures Del Mar Debutante


DEL MAR, Calif. - Wild Fit, coming back on just 13 days rest after a debut win, stepped right into Grade 1 company and overcame a traffic-filled trip to capture the $250,000 on Saturday.

Jockey Alex Solis had Wild Fit wide on the turn, but he was behind a wall of horses and could not save ground. Solis finally tipped Wild Fit to the five path for the stretch run, and the 2-year-old filly ran past her rivals to win going away by two lengths.

"When we made it to the turn I looked down inside and didn't see any room there," Solis said. "So I went out and she was much the best. I sure like her."

Mystery Girl, who had battled for the lead for the first six furlongs through fractions of 21.75 seconds, :44.26, and 1:09.87, held on for second, two lengths in front of River's Prayer, who ran on well for third after being taken well of the pace for the first time in her career.

Wild Fit ($5), a full sister to the 3-year-old colt Fusaichi Rock Star, covered seven furlongs on the fast main track in 1:23.20. Jeff Mullins trains the roan daughter of Wild Wonder for Ron Brewer's Brewer Racing Stable and Murray Smith.

"To have a filly like this is unbelievable," Mullins said. "She's so smart. It doesn't take a genius to train her. I'm glad I have her."

Mullins said his goal for Wild Fit would be the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Oct. 29 at Belmont Park, but he had yet to decide on what prep he would use to get there. The last two winners of the Debutante, Sweet Catomine and Halfbridled, won the Juvenile Fillies.