09/03/2011 5:21PM

Del Mar: Egg Drop wins debut

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Egg Drop, a highly-regarded filly trained by Mike Mitchell, won her debut in Saturday's third race, holding off a late threat from Contested to win a maiden race for 2-year-old fillies by a half-length.

Egg Drop ($6.60) was timed in 1:03.56 for 5 1-2 furlongs. Contested, the 2-1 favorite, finished a nose in front of pacesetter Quine.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Egg Drop stalked Quine for the first half-mile and took the lead in early stretch.

Mitchell spoke highly of Egg Drop's potential earlier in the meeting, saying he wanted to give the gray filly by Alphabet Soup ample time before a start at the end of the meeting. The season ends on Wednesday.

Egg Drop races for Little Red Feather Racing.