08/19/2010 7:26PM

Del Mar: 'Ralphie' shocks maiden claimers


Ralphie Ole' ($134.80) scored a memorable upset in Thursday's fifth race, almost assuring a pick six carryover for Friday. With three races to go in the pick six, there are only four permutations that are still alive, according to Del Mar track officials. Thursday's pick six pool reached $211,418, meaning that a potential pick six carryover would be $116,300.

Ralphie Ole' rallied from the back of the field to win the maiden claimer over 6 1-2 furlongs by a length over Tuba Man in 1:19.20. Ralphie Ole' was ridden by Alonso Quinonez for trainer Martin Valenzuela, Jr. A 5-year-old gelding, Ralphie Ole' was seventh in his debut in a $32,000 claimer for maidens after a slow start at Hollywood Park on July 11.