08/24/2011 5:45PM

Del Mar: Quite a comeback


War Element, a half-brother to three stakes winners, made the second start of his career, and first since January, in a maiden race over a mile in Wednesday's first race.

Riddden by Joel Rosario, War Element ($7.40) drew off through the stretch and was timed in a quick 1:35.53, winning by 8 1-2 lengths over Great Rising Star.

War Element is a 4-year-old gelding. Trained by Carla Gaines, War Element is related to the two-time stakes winner Excessive Blend (who has earned $173,175), the three-time stakes winner Tiz Elemental ($483,740) and the stakes winner Tiz a Blend ($186,354).