08/11/2010 6:53PM

Del Mar: Sadler-Wygod sweep exacta


The entry of the first-time starters Contemplated and Liberal Arts swept the first two positions in a statebred maiden race over 5 1-2 furlongs in Wednesday's fourth race. The order of finish may not reflect their ability.

While Contemplated ($8.80) rallied wide in the field of eight to win by three-quarters of a length, his stablemate Liberal Arts was stuck behind horses on the turn and into early stretch before closing well on the inside in the final furlong. The winning time was 1:06.06. He B Fire N Ice, the 6-5 favorite, stumbled shortly after the start and could only finish sixth. Contemplated gave jockey Joel Rosario his third win of the day.

Contemplated and Liberts Arts were bred by owners Marty and Pam Wygod and are trained by John Sadler. The winner could return in the $100,000 I'm Smokin Stakes for statebreds on Sept. 6.