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9-2 long-shot Rye wins feature by 2 1/2 lengths at Del Mar

Belmont Draw Horse Racing

FILE - In this May 21, 2016, file photo, Exaggerator (5), with Kent Desormeaux up, moves past Nyquist, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, on the way to winning the 141st Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Exaggerator has been made the 9-5 favorite in a field of 13 for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

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DEL MAR, Calif. -- Rye swept to the lead in the stretch and went on to a 2 +-length victory in the $53,000 feature Friday at Del Mar.

Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Rye ran 1 3/8 on turf in 2:15.58 and paid $11.20, $5.20 and $3.60 at 9-2 odds.

Site Read returned $5.20 and $3.40, while Oscar Dominguez was another head back in third and paid $6.60 to show.

Danas Best, the 7-2 favorite, finished sixth in the 10-horse field.

Desormeaux rode three winners on the card, sweeping all three races run on turf.

Bill Morey, who trains Rye, also had two other winners.