08/27/2010 7:21PM

Del Mar: Craigmyle takes red-hot Skippy Due


The hottest cheap claimer at Del Mar is switching barns.

Skippy Due, an 8-year-old gelding, won his third consecutive race in an $8,000 claimer over 6 1-2 furlongs and was claimed by Keith Craigmyle. Skippy Due was claimed for $10,000 at Hollywood Park on July 5 and won his next three starts for La Canada Stables and trainer Jack Carava - a $12,500 claimer at Hollywood Park on July 16, a $10,000 claimer at Del Mar on Aug. 5 and Friday's race in which he led throughout 6 1-2 furlongs in 1:16.92.

Skippy Due has won 10 of 60 starts, and 3 of 10 starts this year. He was the 2-1 favorite in Friday's race.