07/21/2011 7:21PM

Del Mar: Pick 5 pays $6,927


The first-time starter I Sense Your Luck ($34) anchored a 50-cent pick five that paid $6,927 in the first five races on Thursday. The pick five pool was a strong $249,704.

Ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, I Sense Your Luck stalked the pace in the maiden claimer over 5 1-2 furlongs and held off a late run from Grandma's Rules to win by a head. A Racing Delight finished third, a half-length behind Grandma's Rules.

I Sense Your Luck is trained by Danny Velasquez, who has won with seven of his first 23 starters this year, but did not have a strong record with first-time starters before Thursday's fifth race.

Tapi It Twice, who finished sixth as the 2-1 favorite, was claimed for $40,000 in a three-way shake by trainer Dallas Keen, who is based in Texas for most of the year and is spending the summer at Del Mar.