First Crop 2YO DAVKA Takes Maiden at Del Mar

Runner-up last out at Santa Anita, DAVKA put in a game effort to win a one mile Maiden event at Del Mar by 1/2 length. The 2-year-old son of ALTERNATION was wide most of the way around, racing five-wide on the first turn and four wide down the backstretch. DAVKA then dueled three wide around the final turn to claim the lead turning for home and battled through the stretch to earn a hard-fought victory. In his runner-up effort at Santa Anita, he finished eight lengths in front of the third-place finisher. Lifetime record: 5-1-1-0, $20,025. O-Gary Barber. B-Sheltowee Farm, Michael E. Evans II & Travis A. Evans. T-Peter Miller.