Joe Talamo celebrates 5 wins at Del Mar on August 2.

Joe Talamo celebrates 5 wins at Del Mar on August 2.

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Talamo Records Five Wins at Del Mar

Big day pulls jockey to within one victory of leader Garrett Gomez at Del Mar Aug. 2.

Joe Talamo booted home five winners at Del Mar Aug. 2, including a brilliant performance by Irish-bred Obviously in the feature, a one-mile grass contest (VIDEO).

He swept the day’s first two races on Beau Royale ($5.20) (VIDEO) and The Roan Ranger ($6.40) (VIDEO), nabbed the fifth on Indy Beauty ($12.60) (VIDEO), and capped his big day with a win astride Northern Iowa ($12.60) in the nightcap (VIDEO).

Obviously, owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino and trained by Mike Mitchell, took command early to win by five lengths in a superb 1:32.41. The 4-year-old son of Choisir returned $8.20 after winning his fourth race in 14 starts.

Talamo increased his victory total for the season to 17 with his five-bagger, only one behind leading rider Garrett Gomez and tied for second with Rafael Bejarano.