08/13/2011 6:02PM

Del Mar: Pedroza sweeps double


Jockey Martin Pedroza, firmly part of the top five in the standings this summer, swept the early double on Saturday with Racketeer ($18) and Secret Cove ($15.40). The $2 double paid $149.20.

Secret Cove finished 1 1-4 lengths in front of pacesetter Cayanna in the $35,000 to $40,000 claimer over a mile on turf, finishing in 1:35.50. Through Saturday's second race, Pedroza had 14 wins at the meeting, trailing joint leaders Joel Rosario and Rafael Bejarano by seven winners.

There were two claims for $40,000 in the second race. Cactus Jane, who finished fourth, was claimed in a two-way shake by Jerry Hollendorfer. Recipient, who finished seventh, was claimed by Jay Robbins.