Smiling Tiger Filly Dashes Wire-to-Wire at Del Mar

Del Mar, CA (August 28, 2022) – Smiling Molly, the 3-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger, dashed to a frontrunning maiden special weight victory in the opener on the Sunday card at Del Mar. The five furlong turf contest had a purse of $83,000.

Third in her previous outing while pressing the pace, Smiling Molly showed good gate speed from seven post. She moved to the rail and withstood pressure down the backstretch and around the turn. Changing leads on cue at the top of the stretch, she extended her lead and held the closers safe to win by one length.

Smiling Molly races for Hoof Pick Racing Partners, LLC and she is trained by Ryan Hanson. Bred by W. Morgan Fussell and Joseph Wisner, she is out of the Exchange Rate mare, Jilted Lady.