09/04/2010 6:58PM

Del Mar: 437,113 tickets still alive


The odds-on favorite May Day Rose held on to win Saturday's sixth race, the second leg of a massive pick six. But the filly was desperate to hold off a late threat from 26-1 Candid Ride, winning the maiden race over 5 1-2 furlongs by a half-length.

May Day Rose ($3.20) is expected to be the shortest price of the pick six sequence. Her win left 437,113 tickets still alive.

May Day Rose led through early fractions of 22.24 and 45.54 seconds and finished in 1:04.15. Jockey Martin Garcia rode the winner, and made a vital move in the final sixteenth, allowing May Day Rose to drift toward the rail while clear of Candid Ride. As a result, jockey Alonso Quinonez had to move Candid Ride to the outside of May Day Rose to continue her rally. The margin might have been closer if Candid Ride had been able to stay on the rail.