08/03/2011 6:33PM

Del Mar: Runner-up DQ'd in 3rd


Cactus Flyer, the 2-1 favorite in Wednesday's third race, was disqualified and placed sixth for causing a chain reaction of interference in the final sixteenth of an optional claimer over five furlongs on turf.

Race winner Miss Georgie Girl ($7.80) rallied wide to win by three-quarters of a length, and was not at fault in the incident, which the stewards reviewed for seven minutes.

Cactus Flyer was racing on the inside in the stretch when she drifted to the outside, causing Sugar Spike and Warren's Creampuff to alter course.

After the inquiry, the revised order of finish behind Miss Georgie Girl was Tribalicious, Sugar Spike, Desperate Measures, Warren's Creampuff and Cactus Flyer for the first six positions in the field of eight.

Miss Georgie Girl won the first leg of a pick six that drew a pool of $187,751.