08/20/2011 5:49PM

Del Mar: Talamo sweeps first 3


Jockey Joe Talamo swept the first three races on Saturday's program to take at least a temporary lead in the jockey's standings. Talamo won the first race on Include Me Out ($6.20), the second Stoney Fleece ($7.60), and the third on Talktoomuch ($4.80).

In the fourth race, run over a mile for $14,000 claimers, Talamo had Le' Heat on the lead in early stretch, but the 4-year-old gelding faded to finish third behind Exuma ($7.20) and Bell Blitz. Bell Blitz, ridden by Martin Pedroza, led to early stretch, was passed with a furlong remaining, but closed again in the final sixteenth and was only beaten a nose.

Through the fourth race, Talamo had 28 wins at the meeting, two more than Joe Talamo and four more than Rafael Bejarano.