08/13/2011 4:22PM

Del Mar: Racketeer was due


Racketeer won for the first time since May 26, 2007 in a $20,000 claimer over a mile in Saturday's first race.

Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Racketeer, 8, won by a head over 4-year-old Gilligan, the 6-5 favorite, who was seeking his fifth consecutive win. Racketeer was timed in 1:36.55.

Racketeer ($18) had gone 35 races without a victory. He was stakes-placed on several occasions earlier in his career.