08/12/2011 7:18PM

Del Mar: Fav opens pick 6


La Sombre ($3.40) overcame a touch of trouble to win Friday's third race for statebred maidens, the first leg of the pick six, which drew a pool of $212,059.

Ridden by Joel Rosario, his second winner in the first three race, La Sombre rallied on the rail to finish 2 3-4 lengths in front of the first-time starter Miss Speed Dating, a 22-1 shot who broke slowly and finished with interest. La Sombre was the subject of strong late betting. She was 4-5 as the field were being loaded for the race over 6 1-2 furlongs.