09/01/2010 7:54PM

Del Mar: It was Valenzuela's day


Jockey Patrick Valenzuela had his second three-day win of the meeting on Wednesday, highlighted by Hi Ho Yodeler's upset win in the Generous Portion Stakes for statebred 2-year-old fillies.

Valenzuela gave Hi Ho Yodeler ($32) a solid ride, sneaking through on the inside on the turn before winning by 3 1-4 lengths over Lucky Sis, a 54-1 shot. The $1 exacta combining the first two returned $819.30. 

Hi Ho Yodeler's come from behind style was typical of the main track winners on Wednesday, which makes the third-place finisher by Miles Rules all the more impressive. Miles Rules led by a half-length through fractions of 22.21 and 45.76 seconds, and faded to finish 3 1-2 lengths behind Hi Ho Yodeler.

Trick Skate, who was mentioned as a longshot to watch in this space, did not fare well, finishing 12th as a 77-1 outsider. Trick Skate was mid-pack on the backstretch and steadily faded through the final quarter-mile.