Friday, September 3, 2010
Record pick six carryover at Del Mar
By Steve Andersen
Daily Racing Form
DEL MAR, Calif. -- There is a record pick six carryover of $1,597,470 for Saturday's 10-race program at Del Mar, after bettors failed to hit the wager from Wednesday through Friday.
Haimish Hy's upset win at 31-1 in the El Cajon Stakes on Friday clinched the carryover. Haimish Hy was the longest shot in a field of eight in the one-mile stakes.
The new money bet on Saturday is likely to exceed $4 million. The pick six on Saturday covers the fifth through 10th races on a program that begins at 2 p.m.
The pick six begins with a $25,000 claiming race for 3-year-old fillies over six furlongs who have not won two races. The field of 11 is led by Can't Topper, who was third in her last start. She is listed at 7-2 on the morning line, and is unlikely to be a short price.
May Day Rose will be favored in the sixth race, a maiden race for 2-year-old fillies at 5 1/2 furlongs. May Day Rose was second in her debut on Aug. 22, leading by 3 1/2 lengths before losing by a half-length. She has nine rivals.
In the seventh race, there are nine runners in a $50,000 claiming race for 3-year-old fillies over a mile on turf. Expect Sky Chant and L'Enchanteresse, the first two finishers of a $35,000 to $40,000 claiming race on Aug. 11, to dominate the betting.
The feature race is the $250,000 Darley Debutante for 2-year-old fillies over seven furlongs. Big Tiz and Distant Glow are scratched, leaving a field of 10. The race has an open field with Wickedly Perfect, Tell a Kelly, Avid, and A Z Warrior expected to dominate the betting.
There are nine runners in the ninth race, an allowance race at six furlongs. Gallatin's Run, who drew the rail, is the 3-1 favorite on the morning line, but Nextdoorneighbor merits support.
The 10th race is a maiden claimer at seven furlongs for fillies and mares. Nip of Gold, Dreamin Bout You, Ride a Wave, and Real Obvious are scratched, leaving a field of 10. Snovember and Magic Lantern will dominate the betting. Princess Beau K, who drew the rail, is capable of a win.
Oh, by the way, ZZ Top will conduct a concert after the races.