07/29/2011 7:11PM

Del Mar: Turf fits Bauble Queen


Making her first start on turf, Bauble Queen ($5.80) closed from a stalking position to win Friday's first race, an optional claimer for 3-year-olds on turf.

She represents jockey Rafael Bejarano's 10th winner of the meeting. Bauble Queen ran 1 1-16 miles in 1:41.64, finihsing 1 1-4 lengths in front of Hard Sun. Wallstreeter, the 9-5 favorite, finished third in the field of seven. The British import Carousel finsihed sixth but was compromised by a poor start.

Bauble Queen has won her last two starts. Friday's race was her first outing since a win by 5 1-4 lengths in a maiden race for sprinters at Hollywood Park on June 12.