08/18/2010 5:37PM

Del Mar: Miss Reditore delivers upset


Miss Reditore ($16.80) rallied from last in a field of five to win a rare optional claimer for 2-year-old fillies in Wednesday's first race. Cathy's Crunches, sent off as the 3-10 favorite, could only finish third, coming under a ride at the three-eighths pole and finishing 2 1-4 lengths behind Miss Reditore.

The winner is trained by Eric Kruljac and was ridden by Mike Smith. Kruljac said the $250,000 Darley Debutante on Sept. 4 is a possibility, but did not commit. Miss Reditore beat maiden claimers in her second start and was fourth in the CTBA Stakes for statebred fillies here on July 23, losing by 2 1-4 lengths after a slow start.

Wednesday's first race was the first allowance class race for 2-year-olds this summer. The division is not deep, which forces many maiden special weight winners to start in stakes.