Judy the Beauty wins Rancho Bernardo at Del Mar

Judy the Beauty wins Rancho Bernardo at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Judy the Beauty won the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap by 1 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Sunday.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Judy the Beauty ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.63 and paid $4.60 and $2.60. She carried high weight of 125 pounds.

Madame Cactus returned $3.60, while 4-5 favorite and defending champion Reneesgotzip was another 2 3/4 lengths back in third. There was no show wagering because of the four-horse field.

Amaranth finished fourth.

It was Smith's fifth stakes win of the meet, the most by any rider.

The victory, worth $90,000, increased Judy the Beauty's career earnings to $1,112,122, with eight wins.

In the $150,000 Solana Beach Handicap for older California-bred fillies and mares, 9-1 shot Heat Du Jour won by three lengths.