07/22/2011 8:12PM

Del Mar: Akeela ($31.40) starts pick 6


Akeela, winless in eight starts since a $20,000 claimer here last August, won an $8,000 claimer in the last jump in Friday's third race. The 4-year-old filly is perfect in two starts on this track.

In Friday's race, she caught Capalatte, a 22-1 shot, in the final strides to win by a head, running seven furlongs in 1:25.73. Veillit', the even-money favorite, finished sixth as the even-money favorite.

Trained by Matt Chew, Akeela overcame a touch of trouble on the turn to win the first leg of a pick six that drew a pool of $194,826. She was ridden by Christian Santiago Reyes, who also won Friday's second race, the CTBA Stakes on Heleonor Rugby.