08/03/2011 4:57PM

Del Mar: Majestic City will wait for Futurity

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Majestic City, with David Flores aboard, wins the Willard J. Proctor.

The undefeated juvenile Majestic City worked a half-mile in 48.60 seconds at Del Mar on Wednesday, but will not start in Sunday’s $150,000 Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds.

Trainer Peter Miller emphasized that Majestic City will make his next start in the $250,000 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 7, the closing day of the meeting.

“We’re going to do the smart thing and wait for the futurity,” Miller said. “It seems like he likes this racetrack. He looked great over it.”

Owned by Jeff Bloom, Majestic City won a maiden race and two stakes at Hollywood Park – the Willard Proctor Stakes and Hollywood Juvenile Championship.

Riders on the road

Three of the circuit’s leading riders are traveling on Saturday.

Rafael Bejarano and Joe Talamo, who were first and second though Sunday with 14 and 13 wins, are riding the West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park. Bejarano rides Prayer For Relief, while Talamo rides Dreamy Kid.

At Saratoga on Saturday, jockey David Flores rides Turbulent Descent in the Grade 1 Test Stakes.