08/11/2010 4:48PM

Del Mar: Rosario sweeps early double


Leading jockey Joel Rosario extended his lead with a sweep of the early double on Wednesday.

Rosario began the day with a two-win lead over Rafael Bejarano. Rosario won Wednesday's first race for maidens aboard Gallatin's Run ($5) and the second, an optional claimer on turf, with Prytania ($14.60). Gallatin's Run led throughout, while Prytanie came from off the pace with a wide rally.

The $2 double between those races paid $27.60.

Rosario could have a big day. He rides the remaining six races on the card, which features a pick six carryover of more than $178,000.