Two $20 winners on the Saturday Del Mar card ensured that nobody hit Pick 6 and triggered a $846,824 carryover onto today's card.
Sunday's pool reached $3.3 million for the Pick Six and saw the following winners/prices:
5-Tell a Kelly ($10.60)
6-Galleta Monstruo ($5.40)
2-Royal FJ ($7.00)
1-Wasted Tears ($4.20)
Six-of-six paid $3,666.40
Five-of-six paid $66.60
Today's Pick 6 starts with race four at 3:30 local time and will include the following events:
Race 4: MdSpWt, 2yo, f, 6.0
Race 5: 40k StrAlw, 3up, 6.0
Race 6: MdSpWt, 3up, 8.0 (T)
Race 7: N1X Allowance, 3up, 6.0
Race 8: G2-Mabee, 3up, f&m, 8.0 (T)
Race 9: $25k MdClm, 3up, f&m, 6.0
-Half of the eight filly field in Race 4 are first time starters, led by the $220,000 purchase 7-May Day Rose (6/1), a daughter of Rockport Harbor out of a Pine Bluff Mare. This filly has shown some but not a lot speed in the morning which is a bit of a concern for a Baffert first timer.
3-Hey Maria (4/1) can't be over looked in this race as Carla Gaines is enjoying an excellent Del Mar meet (4-for-13, 38%, $2.15 ROI) and has won with 18% of her first time starters over the past five years.
-Race 6 features a pretty tough field of maidens going a mile on the lawn and it's a race that looks like it could produce a bit of a price.
9-Stella Del Teatro (8/1) got caught a bit inside in his debut effort at Hollywood in mid-July but he draws outside of this field and should like the stretch out to a mile. He's got the ability to show a bit of speed early on and P-Val should be able to get him into a good position heading into the first turn. The 2nd place horse from his debut effort, Gallatin's Run, came back to dominate a Maiden Special Weight on the main track at Del Mar in his next race.
-Bob Baffert's 6-Spaniard (2/1) is the ML favorite in the seventh race but it's the 7-Leothelion (3/1) who might have the best shot of pulling off the win. Leothelion broke his maiden impressively at Santa Anita way back on January 23rd and then has taken a bit of time off with an apparent injury. It's a bit of an ask to win off an almost eight month layoff but if he's done any improving since his last race he should be right with this field. Other than Spaniard, there isn't anything to imposing in this field.
-There isn't a ton of speed in the Mabee which would appear to give a huge edge to the morning line favorite, 1-Wasted Tears (5/2). The Bart Evans trainee has won six straight races on the lawn over the past year and a half, including the Grade 2 Jenny Wiley at Keeneland and the last two editions of the Grade 3 Ouija Board Handicap at Lone Star.