08/13/2011 6:02PM

Del Mar: Drill bound for Futurity


Drill, making his second career start, held off a late run from Seal the Deal to win a maiden race over 6 1-2 furlongs for 2-year-olds in Saturday's fourth race.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Drill ($4.80) fought for the lead along the rail until early stretch, pulled clear, and was fully extended to win by a neck. Drill was timed in 1:16.56, and ran well enough for trainer Bob Baffert to suggest his next start will be the $250,000 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 7.

Drill was eighth of 10 in his debut on July 30, going off as the even-money choice, but never reaching the front after a slow start. He broke better on Saturday and was near the lead.