07/22/2011 6:29PM

Del Mar: Ellis claims favorite


Del Siete Leguas, third as the 8-5 favorite in Friday's first race was claimed for $50,000 by trainer Ron Ellis.

Del Siete Leguas was last of six on the turn of the maiden claimer over 5 1-2 furlongs, and closed to finish third, well behind Plenny of Henny ($11), a first-time starter. Plenny of Henny was timed in 1:05.84.

Del Siete Leguas, previously trained by Walther Solis, is a Forestry colt who finished 10th in his debut and has now finished third in his last two starts.