10/23/2010 4:43PM

Oak Tree: Dan's saavy claim


Joe Carl has been a bargain claim this year for a partnership and trainer Dan Hendricks. Or at least was a bargain.

Taken for $8,000 at Del Mar on Sept. 6, a day he won by a nose, Joe Carl won his third consecutive race in a $16,000 claimer on Saturday. On Oct. 3, he won his first start for Hendricks for $12,500. He was claimed on Saturday by William E. Morey.

Ridden by Joel Rosario in Saturday's second race, Joe Carl rallied from fifth in a field of six to win by 4 3-4 lengths over Gentle Romeo, who was part of an early pace duel in the race over 1 1-16 miles.

Third-place finisher Rummysecret War was claimed by Jack Carava.