SEV­ENTH RACE

Daily Racing Form National Digital Edition - - Del Mar -

This spe­cial-weight for 2yos is deep, but if COOL BOBBY runs like he did first out it will take a good colt to beat him. ‘BOBBY ral­lied from slightly off the pace, missed by a neck and earned one of the year’s top fig­ures for So Cal 2yos (88 Beyer). He worked well since, short­ens from six and one­half fur­longs to six, and would be tough to beat if he runs two alike. First-time starters PITINO and KEY­STONE FIELD have shown abil­ity in morn­ing workouts. PITINO is a $950k Union Rags colt with fast drills. Trainer Doug O’Neill and jockey Vic­tor Espinoza teamed this year with three first­start ju­ve­niles for owner Zedan Rac­ing. Two won (Gracida, Saudi Chroma), an­other fin­ished sec­ond (Ty­fosha). KEY­STONE FIELD is a full brother to G2 win­ner Candy Boy, who was best around two turns. While a sim­i­lar com­ment might ap­ply to KEY­STONE FIELD, he de­buts with a rock-solid work pat­tern. Look for him late. DES­TINY AWAITS is a Curlin first-time starter from a sta­ble that fires of­ten with these. Trainer Bob Baf­fert is 11-for28 this year with 2yo firsters. Based on that stat alone, ‘AWAITS mer­its re­spect.

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