07/29/2011 8:15PM

Del Mar: Pedroza wins 3rd straight


Jockey Martin Pedroza scored his third consecutive win in Friday's fifth race when Carmichael ($18.80) held off a late threat from Private Bounty to win a starter allowance by a half-length.

Trained by Kory Owens, Carmichael stalked pacesetter Thunder of Zion to early stretch, took the lead and was tested to the wire, finishing six furlongs in 1:10.43.

Earlier, Pedroza won the third race on Jet Set Girl ($19.60) and the fourth race on Gutshot Straight ($4.40). The $1 pick three combining those three winners paid $317.

Pedroza rides Royal FJ in the sixth, his final mount on the card.