August 31, 2014

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Midnight Storm won the $300,000 Del Mar Derby by 3¼ lengths on Sunday, and Rafael Bejarano rode six winners on the card.

Ridden by Tyler Baze, Midnight Storm ran 1 1/8 miles on the turf in 1:47.47 and paid $36.60, $16.60 and $8 at 17-1 odds in his stakes debut for trainer Phil D'Amato.

Sawyer's Hill returned $12.40 and $8 at 12-1 odds, while 8-1 shot Talco was another head back in third and paid $6.80 to show.

Enterprising, the 8-5 favorite, finished sixth.

The victory, worth $180,000, increased Midnight Storm's career earnings to $285,810, with three wins in seven starts.

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