Dare To Dream Stable’s 2 year-old filly Spiced Perfection was seeking perfection at at Del Mar, attempting to go 2 for 2 at the famed oval “Where The Turf Meets The Surf” by winning the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes in race 6. Coming off a maiden special weight score on Del Mar’s Opening Day, the athletic bay daughter of Freshman Stallion Smiling Tiger was looking to tackle a tough field including the heavily favored Stakes winner, Show It N Moe It. As the starting gate sprung open, jockey Joe Talamo made sure to hustle Spiced Perfection out of there and secure a nice position close to the lead. Talamo kept the filly in a real good spot through the opening quarter, sitting right off pacesetters Little Doe and odds-on favorite Show It N Moe It. As they approached the turn, Spiced Perfection engaged and passed Little Doe and was taking dead aim on the favorite. With Talamo riding confidently, Spiced began to engage the leader while leaving the turn and when they hit the stretch she began to inch away from the favorite and had all the momentum. Spiced Perfection began to draw away from the field as she hit mid-stretch as Show It N Moe It began to weaken. Family Girl was trying to make a late charge from 3rd, but was repelled in deep stretch and Spiced Perfection crossed the wire a comfortable 2 lengths in front of her to secure the Stakes victory. 1-2 favorite Show It N Moe It was another 6 1/4 lengths back in 3rd.
Spiced Perfection has now amassed $110,280.00 in her brief career while winning 2 of her 4 starts to go along with a 2nd and 3rd place finish in her other outings. She will now be pointed to the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes on Breeders Cup Friday. Congratulations to all the excited Dare To Dream Stable Partners who are enjoying a fantastic ride with this young filly. Winning two races at a Del Mar meeting, let alone a Stakes race, is no easy feet for sure. Kudos to trainer Brian Koriner and his entire staff on a terrific job conditioning “Spicey”, and for seeing improvement in each of her four starts. “Smoking” Joe Talamo has ridden Spiced Perfection just masterfully in her last two starts. Congrats to Joe and we’ll look for the trifecta in her next start!