Stidham is seeking to go one better in today’s $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Oaks after a close second in the race last year, with Stellaris.
And in order to do so, he’s pointing two arrows at the race: Zipessa and Her Emmynency. The unbeaten Zipessa is already a winner at Del Mar, and she has the able services of the red-hot Flavian Prat in the saddle. While Her Emmynency is looking to regain the winning thread under Rafael Bejerano after starting her 2015 season with a fine victory.
It’s not going to be easy for the Stidham pair. They face a total of six other contenders, with Prize Exhibit the 5-2 Morning Line favorite.
Rebel Rebel runs on the Del Mar undercard, and Joe Mambo and Premura go to post at Arlington. While Wake the Dawn, Belle Evon and Gucci Brown line up at Del Mar tomorrow.
Check back in again early next week for a review of the big race action over the weekend.