Cairo Healer victorious in Del Mar maiden special weight debut

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Cairo Healer victorious in Del Mar maiden special weight debut
Zayat Stables' Cairo Healer bested a field of 10 first-time starters in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden speical weight affair at Del Mar, holding off his Bob Baffert-trained stablemate Hot Sean for a gutsy half-length win.

Cairo Healer, hounded for the first half-mile by T. Montana, put away that foe at the top of the stretch and then resolutely held Hot Sean at bay to get the distance in a swift 1:03.34.

The winner was bred in New York by Sugar Maple Farm and Lewis Rapaport. The son of Giant's Causeway is the first foal out of Ava K., a three time stakes winner who is a sister to 2014 Best Pal S. (G2) winner Skyway.