08/05/2011 6:19PM

Del Mar: DQ for 2nd place in 1st


Kisses for Kate, the 4-5 favorite in Friday's first race, was disqualified from second and placed third for causing interference in the final furlong of a maiden claimer over 5 1-2 furlongs.

The stewards, by a 2-1 vote, stated that Kisses for Kate drifted to the inside and into the path of Geniality, who was attempting to close ground between Kisses for Kate and Running Isabella, who eventually finished fifth. Geniality closed some ground after the incident but remained third.

The stewards disqualified Kisses for Kate after a six-minute review.

Race winner Sean S ($11) was not involved in the incident, and was timed in 1:04.82 for his win.