Discreet Marq wins Del Mar Oaks
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Discreet Marq won the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Oaks for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday, holding off Wishing Gate by three-quarters of a length.
Ridden by Julien Leparoux and trained by Christophe Clement, Discreet Marq ran nine furlongs over the infield grass course in 1:47.38 and paid $11.40, $6.20 and $4.40 her fifth victory in 10 starts. She was coming two stakes victories at Belmont Park in New York, the Sands Point in late May and the Eventail on July 4.
Discreet Marq earned $180,000 for owner Patricia Generazio, pushing her career total to $485,900.
Wishing Gate, winner of the Oaks steppingstone San Clemente Handicap on July 21, returned $6.80 and $4.40. Emotional Kitten paid $4.60 to show.