07/27/2011 7:44PM

Del Mar: Pedaltothemedal flies


Pedaltothemedal won her second overnight race of the year in an optional claimer over six furlongs on Wednesday, ending a string of two losses in stakes.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Pedaltothemedal ($6.80) stalked pacesetter Alaska Miss to early stretch, took the lead with a furlong remaining and held off a late threat from 4-5 Rumor to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:09.75. Trained by Art Sherman, Pedaltothemedal is unbeaten in two starts at Del Mar, having won a maiden race here last July.

Earlier this year, she was third in the Grade 3 Railbird Stakes and fifth in the Manhattan Beach Stakes at Hollywood Park.

Pedaltothemedal had just four rivals. Saaneen was scratched at post time because she was off in her right foreleg, according to track stewards. Saaneen was 11-1 at the time.