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Distant Victory earns shot at stakes

by Steve Anderson DRF.com

Distant Victory's third consecutive win, in a $75,940 allowance race at Del Mar on Thursday, moved her closer to her stakes debut. The question remains, which stakes?

On Friday, co-owner John Harris said the restricted $80,000 Adoration Handicap over a mile on the main track or the Palomar Handicap were possibilities.

"I don't think she has to run on the grass," Harris said. "It's a good position to be in."

Of course, if a second-condition allowance race becomes available, Distant Victory could appear there, but such races are infrequent on a circuit lacking depth in top-class divisions.

In Thursday's first-level allowance race, Distant Victory stalked pacesetter In My Glory to the top of the stretch and won by three-quarters of a length, timed for the 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.68. She was ridden by Victor Espinoza for trainer Carla Gaines.

"That worked out pretty well," Harris said in the winner's circle. "That was a more demanding race. He gave her a confident ride."

Co-owned by Scott Gross, Distant Victory, 3, has won 3 of 4 starts and $126,540. The winning streak includes a maiden race for statebreds at Hollywood Park in June and an optional claimer for statebreds here on July 17.


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