Smokey Image wins I’m Smokin Stakes at Del Mar
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Smokey Image won the $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes for California-bred 2-year-olds by 4 1/2 lengths as the 3-5 favorite Friday at Del Mar.
Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Smokey Image ran six furlongs in 1:09.60 and paid $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10.
Found Money returned $3.20 and $2.40 as the 3-1 second choice, while Viviendo el Sueno was another 5 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $2.80 to show.
Trained by Greg James, Smokey Image improved to 4-0 in his career. He earned $85,500 to increase his earnings to $187,600.
Flavien Prat rode two winners a day after he won four races and moved into second in the jockeys’ standings with 27 wins, nine behind leader Rafael Bejarano. Kent Desormeaux also rode two winners.