08/11/2010 5:23PM

Del Mar: $1 million yearling third in first


Flagship, a $1 million purchase at the 2008 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, could only manage third in Wednesday's first race, beaten by 3-2 favorite Gallatin's Run.

Trained by Mike Mitchell for a partnership that includes ESPN commentator Jim Rome, Gallatin's Run led throughout the six-furlong race, winning by 2 1-2 lengths over Black Coyote. The final time of 1:10.23 was a solid time, considering the track often plays slow on Wednesdays, following renovations on Mondays.

Flagship, trained by Bob Baffert, raced wide for much of the race, was second in early stretch but was caught late by Black Coyote for second.