08/25/2010 6:04PM

Del Mar: Two claims in cheap fourth


Skellytown, the 3-2 favorite, rallied from off the pace to win a quiet fourth race on Wednesday, a race in which two also-rans were claimed for $10,000.

Skellytown, who was running in Grade 2 stakes such as the Jim Murray Handicap as recently as May, won for the first time since April, drawing off to win the race over 1 1-16 miles by 2 3-4 lengths over Bandeira Union, who led in early stretch. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Skellytown was timed in 1:45.

Fiery Trippi, who finished fifth, and James Prior, who was last in the field of 10, were claimed. Fiery Trippi went to trainer Peter Miller and James Prior went back to Vladimir Cerin, who lost the 5-year-old gelding via claim for $8,000 on Aug. 11.

Journeyman walked off the track and was then vanned off because of concern over his left foreleg, according to track stewards.