DEL MAR — Leandro Mora, assistant trainer, had a simple, succinct message for jockey Martin Pedroza before the $75,000 De Anza Stakes Wednesday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
"I told him not to get off the horse this time," Mora said.
It sounded like something you'd say to a kid who was riding a horse for the first time, but staying mounted had been a challenge for Pedroza earlier. Before the sixth race, he was thrown off 2-year-old filly Gray And Red, resulting in a scratch.
But Pedroza followed instructions in the De Anza, and it paid off in a fairly easy three-length victory for Doyouseewhatisee over Green Baby in the six-furlong race for two-year olds.
Doyouseewhatisee paid $13.60, $5.40 and $4.20, Green Baby paid $3.20 and $3.20 and Drag Race $6.80.
Doyouseewhatisee, trained by Brian Mayberry and owned by Jan, Mace & Samantha Siegel, was in front by the quarter pole and stayed there.
Pedroza, who won his first Del Mar stakes, said grabbing the early lead wasn't necessarily the plan, but it seemed to work out fine.
"We were just going to play it by ear, but he broke so well, I just thought I'd go for it," said Pedroza, who won for the fourth time this meeting.
He said he was unfazed by the earlier incident.
"He just got me in the head and knocked me backwards a little," Pedroza said. Gray and Red then ran off and was immediately scratched.
Another Mayberry horse, Willing Worker, had been nominated for the race but did not run. Mora said Willing Worker was thought by many to be quicker than Doyouseewhatisee but that he knew better.
"We knew this was one was the one," he said. "He's a good horse, and he'll run all day."
Mora said Doyouseewhatisee will probably skip the Balboa Stakes on Aug. 23 and wait for the $200,000 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 13.
Pedroza, who had ridden both Willing Worker and Doyouseewhatisee, said, "I've always liked this one."
Jockey Russell Baze said 8-5 favorite Green Baby "just ran out of bullets."
"We had dead aim at the head of the stretch (trailing by three lengths), but (Doyouseewhatisee) wasn't stopping."
Laffit Pincay Jr., aboard Real Cash, who went off at 2-1, said his horse had a tough time getting started.
"He stumbled at the gate, which hurt my position," Pincay said. "I thought I could run second, but he just didn't want any part of it."
Real Cash wound up seventh out of eight horses.
Tony Guymon, a 16-year-old apprentice from Monticello, Utah, won on only his second mount of the meeting. Guymon, who won ten races at San Juan Downs in Farmington, N.M., rode 12-1 long shot Ladyized to victory in the second race. . . . Jockey Amir Cedeno, from Panama City, had his first double ever with victories in the third and sixth races. Cedeno, 26, has won three times in 13 days after he had only two victories in the entire 1988 meeting. . . . Jockey Robbie Davis, who escaped serious injury in a spill during the stretch run of the third race Monday, was back at the track Tuesday and rode four times. Davis, second in the jockey standings with 12 victories, was shaken up and complained of neck and abdominal pain after Go Boberiba broke down while challenging for the lead Monday. . . . Seven California-bred three-year-olds will race seven furlongs Friday in the $52,700 Real Good Deal Stakes.