08/18/2011 4:33PM

Del Mar: Mitchell ties Sadler


Mike Mitchell tied John Sadler at the top of the trainer's standings at Del Mar when Farley Star ($15.80) won Thursday's first race.

Mitchell and Sadler both have 12 wins, three more than Peter  Miller.

Farley Star won a $55,000 starter allowance over a mile on turf by a half-length over Matto Mondo. Farley Star was timed in 1:34.02 and was ridden by Rafael Bejarano.

Through Thursday's first race, Bejarano has a one-race lead over jockey Joe Talamo in the standings, 24-23. They are closely pursued by Joel Rosario and Garrett Gomez, who are tied with 22 wins each.

Mitchell has one more starter on Thursday, Double D's Diamond in the sixth race.