08/28/2011 6:37PM

Del Mar: Stewards disallow foul claim


Del Mar stewards quickly disallowed a claim of foul in Sunday's seventh race, after Christian Santiago Reyes, who rode fourth-place finisher Danzing Tribal, alleged that Jose Verenzuela, riding runner-up Benny's Benchmark,  caused interference on the turn of a sprint over six furlongs for $14,000 to $16,000 claimers.

Danzing Tribal was in tight turning for home and faded through the stretch to finish fourth. Race winner Armenian Star ($7.80) was clear on the lead and was not involved in the objection. Armenian Star, jockey Victor Espinoza's third winner of the day, drew off to win by 3 1-4 lengths in 1:09.68.

There were two claims in the race, both for $16,000. Aeromon, who finished sixth, was claimed by Jeff Metz. Warren's Dr. Yang, who finished 10th, was claimed by Paul Aguirre.