08/19/2010 7:11PM

Del Mar: Rough outing for Cantona


Cantona, the 8-5 favorite in Thursday's third race, finished third and had dreadful luck in the final three furlongs.

Ridden by Joel Rosario, Cantona was steadied three times between the three-eighths pole and the eighth pole and still closed in the final furlong to finish third, 5 3-4 lengths behind Alley Hondro ($6.40). Alley Hondro ran a mile on turf in 1:35.57.

Cantona is now winless in nine races. He will be an even shorter price when he makes his next start.