08/13/2010 8:13PM

Del Mar: O'Neill keeps winning


Leading trainer Doug O'Neill won his 17th race of the meeting with Apt to Be Amazing in Friday's fifth race for claimers on turf. The 6-year-old mare won a $32,000 claimer by a half-length over Madeline Ruby, finishing in 1:42.32. Apt to Be Amazing was claimed by O'Neill on July 5 for $32,000, the day she won a $25,000 claimer at Hollywood Park.

Apt to be Amazing made one subseuent start before Friday's race, finishing second in a $40,000 claimer at Hollywood Park on July 31.

Bettors expect O'Neill to make it 18 wins at Del Mar this summer when Major Smoke starts in a $12,500 claimer over 6 1-2 furlongs in the upcoming sixth race.