08/27/2011 7:11PM

Del Mar: Toluca provides upset


Toluca ($20) took a jump in class from maiden claimer to maiden special weight and then had a lucky trip through the stretch to post an upset in Saturday's sixth race.

Ridden by Chantal Sutherland, Toluca was stuck behind horses turning for home, found room on the rail and took the lead in the final furlong to win by a half-length over 3-1 Vicki Victoria. Heart's Memory, the 6-5 favorite, was in contention in early stretch and faded to finish fourth.

Toluca is a 2-year-old California-bred filly by Bertrando who is trained by Jeff Mullins. Toluca was second in her debut on July 29, encountering trouble at the start of that maiden claimer.