Obviously Sets Course Record in Del Mar Mile Victory

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Obviously Sets Course Record in Del Mar Mile Victory
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Obviously (Ire) opened up a commanding lead on the backstretch, but in the final stages was all out to hold off the late charge of Mr. Commons and win the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2) on Sunday at Del Mar. In the process, the four-year-old Choisir gelding set a new track record for one mile over the Jimmy Durante turf course, finishing in 1:32.10 on firm ground while defeating Grade 2 winner Mr. Commons by a nose for his first stakes win.

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