09/03/2011 8:39PM

Del Mar: Mitchell triples


Mike Mitchell extended his lead in the trainer's standings with three wins on Saturday, giving him a five-race lead over John Sadler going into the final race of the day.

Mitchell won the second race with Bonita Star ($4.20), the third with the highly-promising 2-year-old filly Egg Drop ($6.60) and the ninth with the $25,000 claimer Jeopardy Lady ($9.20).   There were two claims in the ninth. Charm the Crowd, who finished a troubled fourth, was claimed in a three-way shake by Doug O'Neill. Princess Beau K, who finsihed seventh, was claimed by Blake Heap.   Katy's Kitty was a late scratch with three minutes to post, and reported by track stewards to be "off behind."