The Chosen Vron Rolls To Victory In Del Mar’s Cary Grant For Cal-Breds – Horse Racing News

The Chosen Vron Rolls To Victory In Del Mar’s Cary Grant For Cal-Breds – Horse Racing News

|11.19.2022|9:33pm

Hector Berrios guides The Chosen Vron to victory in the Cary Grant at Del Mar

The Chosen Vron, prominent from the start, took aim at the leader Big City Lights at the three-eighths pole, and then just outran him to the wire to score by 3 3/4 lengths at the finish of the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Saturday at Del Mar.

Owned by a partnership headed by John Sondereker, who races under the name Sondereker Racing, The Chosen Vron, finished up the seven furlongs in 1:20.66, which was approaching the track record of 1:20 set by Solar Launch in 1990. West Coast newcomer Hector Berrios guided the flashy 4-year-old chestnut gelding for trainer and co-owner J. Eric Kruljac.

Even-money favorite The Chosen Vron paid $4.00 in a four-horse field that did not allow for show betting. Runner-up Big City Lights finished a head in front of third-place finisher Coalinga Road. None Above the Law completed the order of finish.

The Chosen Vron, by late California sire Vronsky out of the Tiz Wonderful mare Tiz Molly, continued his beyond-solid career with his eighth triumph in his 12th start. The $57,000 winner’s share in the California-bred test pushed his bankroll up to $522,678 and marked his seventh stakes victory. He was bred by Tiz Molly Partners.

CARY GRANT STAKES QUOTES

HECTOR BERRIOS (The Chosen Vron, winner) – “He went to the front so easily. He was running so freely today. He felt light. On the turn I had to put some pressure on the leader (Big City Lights), so I really go him running. And he just kept on going from there.”

J. ERIC KRULJAC (The Chosen Vron, winner) – “I was pleased with the way the race set up and I didn’t tell Hector to do anything. He’s been on him before. I just told him to have fun. It sure looks like he’s getting back to his form. Just had to give him time and he’s paying us back tenfold.”

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