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Literary Critic runs away from foes at Del Mar


Last updated 8/28/2017 at Noon

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux eases up Literary Critic at the finish after guiding the 3-year-old filly to a wire-to-wire victory in the fourth race at Del Mar Aug. 20. Benoit Photo photos

Literary Critic tried grass for the first time Aug. 20 at Del Mar and the

3-year-old filly relished it, zipping to a wire-to-wire victory in the fourth race on the card.

Literary Critic failed to draw rave reviews when she made her career debut July 19 and finished fifth in a field of eight while sprinting six furlongs on Del Mar's dirt track.

Clifford Sise, Jr., who trained Literary Critic for the Del Mar meeting at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall, changed things up for his filly's second start by entering her in a 1 1/16-miles turf c

The extra distance and change in surfac...

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