Instagrand wins the Best Pals Stakes, Grade II, at Del Mar

Race 3. Best Pals Stakes, Grade II. For two-year-old at 6 furlongs on dirt. Purse $200,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Instagrand Drayden Van Dyke Jerry Hollendorfer 1/2
2 Owning Mario Gutierrez Simon Callaghan 5/2
3 Synthesis Kent J. Desormeaux J. Keith Desormeaux 15/1
4 Mason Dixon Flavien Prat Doug F. O’Neill 5/1
5 Sparky Ville Gary L. Stevens Jeff Bonde 10/1


Instagrand went gate to wire. He won by 10 lengths under a hand ride. Owning ran fourth.

$2 Wager Paid

Horse Win Place Show
Instagrand $2.20 $2.10 $2.10
Sparky Ville $4.80 $3.60
Synthesis $4.20

Running time – 1:10.27.

Our Top Three Picks were:

  • Instagrand
  • Owning
  • Mason Dixon


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