Florida-bred Egg Drop notched the first stakes win of her career in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2) at Del Mar on Monday.
The Little Red Feather colorbearer had to withstand a lengthy inquiry into the stretch run but her number remained up. Martin Garcia was aboard for the win. Egg Drop covered the 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:40.50.
“If they would have taken us down it would have broken my heart,” winning trainer Mike Mitchell shared with Del Mar Publicity. “From the time I’ve had her I’ve been trying to win a stakes with her. And when we saw what she did on the grass we said ‘OK, no dirt, no synthetics just grass from here on out.’ I think Martin rides her very well. She’s not just a speed horse, she can sit off the pace and then make a run.”
Egg Drop is a 4-year-old daughter of Alphabet Soup. She was bred in the Sunshine State by Centaur Farms.
Appealing finished second in the Yellow Ribbon and My Gi Gi, who had to take up while targeting a narrow opening between Appealing and Egg Drop, finished third.