07/20/2011 5:20PM

Del Mar: Zucker's wait is over


Trainer Howard Zucker saddled his first winner of 2011 when Price ($10.40) rallied from off the pace to catch pacesetter Eye on Jacob, 2-1 favorite, in win Wednesday's first race at Del Mar, an optional claimer over a mile on the main track.

Zucker was winless with his first 27 starters this year. Price had won 2 of 5 starts going into Wednesday's race, including a maiden claimer and a starter allowance in 2009 and 2010. The 5-year-old gelding was timed in 1:37.38.

Times Gone By, who finished third, was claimed for $40,000 in a three-way shake by trainer Mike Mitchell.