L A Delight extended her winning streak to four-in-a-row thanks to a dominant performance in Thursday’s $36,800 final of the Whenuwishuponastar Series for two-year-old pacing fillies.
Randy Waples got away second with L A Delight, who stalked Shes Lights Out to the quarter pole in :28.2 before popping the pocket and taking command. L A Delight cleared to the top with the greatest of ease and she controlled the tempo through middle panels of :58 and 1:26.1. She kicked home in :27.3 to win by 4-1/4 lengths over Bad Lightning. Third prize went to Shes Lights Out.
“It looked like that (a training mile), but take them however you get them,” said Al McIntosh, co-owner of L A Delight following the race. “We are very pleased with the way she’s coming now and it looks like better things could be ahead.”
Bob McIntosh trains the homebred daughter of Bettors Delight-West Of L A for Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stable and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. The victory improved her record to 4-0-1 from five assignments and the lion’s share of the loot lifted her earnings to $70,080.