08/27/2010 6:18PM

Del Mar: Not Here fights to maiden win


Not Here, winless in her first three starts, emerged from behind a row of horses to win a one-mile maiden race in Friday's first race by a half-length over Zippin E. 

Ridden by David Flores, Not Here was on the inside turning for home, and rallied through a narrow space between For the Memories and Rote to reach contention. Not Here ($5.40) was timed in 1:38.83. She was trainer Gary Mandella's first winner of the meeting.

Love That Melody, who finished fourth, was vanned off, but track stewards later said that jockey Mike Smith dismounted after the race as a precaution. The track veterinarian did not find any specific ailment. Love That Melody is by Storm Cat out of the multiple stakes winner Valentine Dancer, and is winless in four starts.