In the eighth race, Pursang Corporation and Tango Stable-Verdis Corporation's Mega Gift earned a half-length win in a $20,000 claiming race. 4-year-old Mega Gift (Bertrando--Sound Wisdom, by Pirate's Bounty) was bred in Kentucky by the Wygods and completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.3. He returned $79.60 for the win. Mega Gift is trained by Luis E. Seglin and was ridden by Omar Berrio.
Horses bred by Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Wygod won three races on Saturday's card at Del Mar.The day began well for the owner-breeders when 2-5 favorite Tribal Rule won the track's first race, a six-furlong maiden race. Tribal Rule (Storm Cat--Sown, by Grenfall) completed the distance in 1:08.82 under David Flores.In the sixth race, 3-year-old filly Smart Start (Deputy Minister--Jones Time Machine, by Current Concept) earned her first win in a 6 1/2-furlong race, winning by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:17.17. Smart Start, like Tribal Rule, was ridden by Flores and is trained for the Wygods by Julio Canani.