United Tabbed As Morning Line Favorite For Sunday’s Eddie Read Stakes

LNJ Foxwoods’ United, trained by Hall of Famer Richard Mandella, was named the 8-5 favorite on John Lies’ morning line for Sunday’s $200,000, Grade II Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar.

A 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, United will break from the outside post in a field of seven for the 1 1/8-mile run over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course which often determines the top grass horse of the meeting.

United was last seen at Del Mar running second as the even-money favorite, beaten a neck by Oscar Dominguez, in the Hollywood Turf Cup on December 1 of last year. United is 2-for-2 in Grade II stakes starts in 2020 – the San Marcos and Charlie Whittingham at Santa Anita – to boost his career earnings to $1,133,549.

The field from the rail: Bowie’s Hero (Tiago Pereira. 4-1); Originaire (Umberto Rispoli, 9-2); Sharp Samurai (Juan Hernandez, 5-1); Combatant (Jorge Velez, 12-1); Cleopatra’s Strike (Abel Cedillo, 8-1); Neptune’s Storm (Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1), and United (Flavien Prat).

Sunday’s other stakes offering, the $125,000 California Dreamin’ at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, drew a field of 11 California bred or sired older males. Paradise Road Ranch’s Camino Del Paraiso, trained by O.J. Jauregui, drew the rail and was tabbed the 5-2 morning line choice.

Defending summer meeting training champion Doug O’Neill will have a pair of representatives in Whooping Jay and Irish Heatwave. “They’re both in good form and even though they both drew way outside the rail is at zero so that helps,” O’Neill said this morning. “It’s a bigger field than I expected but regardless they’re both doing well and we’re optimistic they’ll run well.”

The field from the rail: Camino Del Paraiso (Drayden Van Dyke); Galilean (Flavien Prat, 3-1); Brandothebartender (Umberto Rispoli, 15-1); Desmond Doss (Tiago Pereira, 15-1); Grinning Tiger (Heriberto Figueroa, 12-1); Loud Mouth (Juan Hernandez, 20-1); Ultimate Bango (Ruben Fuentes, 8-1); Three Ay Em (Mike Smith, 12-1); Whooping Jay (Mario Gutierrez, 15-1); Take the One O One (Jose Valdivia, Jr., 10-1), and Irish Heatwave (Abel Cedillo, 6-1).

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