Shadwell Farm

A Lil Dumaani Wins Del Mar Allowance

Friday, September 04, 2009

A LIL DUMAANI, the 4-year-old DUMAANI gelding, carried top weight to win the 4th race at Del Mar, a five furlongs allowance over the firm turf course.

Breaking from post seven in the field of eight, he was between horses and midpack early. A hole opened along the rail going into the turn and he got a groundsaving route to mount his charge. He flew to the stretch to take the lead and he held determinedly when challenged late to win by three-quarters of a length.

A LIL DUMAANI races as a homebred for Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds and he is trained by Doug O'Neill. Produced by the In Excess (IRE) mare, A Lil Excess, he has earned $241,240.