Distinctiv Passion wins turf feature at Del Mar
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Distinctiv Passion led all the way to win the $65,000 feature by 1 3/4 lengths at Del Mar on Friday.
Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Distinctiv Passion ran five furlongs on the turf in 55.60 seconds and paid $6.40, $3.20 and $2.20 as the 2-1 second choice in the field of five older horses. The 4-year-old has five wins in 12 career starts.
Sweet Swap returned $2.40 and $2.10 as the even-money favorite, while Ankeny Hill was another 1 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $2.80 to show.
Tyler Baze rode three winners, all long shots, to move into the top spot in the jockeys’ standings after five days of the fall meet.