Chao Chom wins Betty Grable by 1 3/4 lengths at Del Mar
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Chao Chom won the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes for older California-bred fillies and mares by 1 3/4 lengths on Sunday at Del Mar.
Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Chao Chom ran seven furlongs in 1:22.53 and paid $19.80, $3.60 and $3 as the 8-1 second choice.
Enola Gray returned $2.10 and $2.10 as the 1-9 favorite, while Cuddle Alert was antoher 2 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $6.40 to show.
Trained by Gary Stute, Chao Chom dueled with Enola Gray until mid-stretch when she drew away to win. Enola Gray had won five of six starts coming in.
The victory, worth $57,000, increased Chao Chom's career earnings to $146,600, with two wins in seven starts.