09/05/2004 11:00PM

$295,875 carryover at Del Mar


DEL MAR, Calif. - Despite favored Blackdoun winning the Del Mar Derby, no one was able to isolate all six winners in Monday's pick six at Del Mar, leading to a carryover of $295,875 on Wednesday's closing-day card.

Because Wednesday is closing day, there is a mandatory payout in the pick six, so the pool figures to be enormous.

The pick six will encompasses races five through 10, and many will likely try to turn it into a pick five, what with Roman Ruler looming an overwhelming favorite in the eighth race, the Del Mar Futurity.

Here is a quick look at Wednesday's pick six:

Fifth race - Maiden 2-year-old colts going long, with none having previous experience around two turns. Megabyte added blinkers last time and was a fast second to the promising Fusaichi Rock Star. Cashmula and Wise Diplomat both stretch out for Bob Baffert after decent efforts against Swiss Lad, who is running in the Futurity.

Sixth race - A competitive grass stakes for older runners. Cayoke just beat a similar field and came back with an eye-catching work on Aug. 28. Red-hot Julio Canani has mile specialist Tsigane set for a strong return. Lennyfrommalibu consistently runs well against these. Grade 1 winner The Tin Man needed his last.

Seventh race - Female claiming sprinters. Our Emerald drops off a win for Jeff Mullins, who is battling Doug O'Neill for the training title. Jack Carava claimed back Lord M'Love. Radon flashed speed against better. Calista's Star returns for Ron Ellis, who has a good strike rate with returnees. Chosen Honor is in for half her claim value of July 25, but this is a common move with Mike Mitchell. It's a spread race.

Eighth race - Take the bingo free space with Roman Ruler, who is unbeaten and worked effortlessly on Saturday morning. He's an obvious single. No need to get cute here.

Ninth race - High-priced maiden-claimers, with plenty of first-time starters. All the money you saved in the eighth can be used to buy the race!

Tenth race - Mid-priced claimers on the turf. Monsieur Boulanger just beat a similar bunch. Helenico has a grass pedigree and finally gets a chance on that surface after 24 starts. Lookn East has dangerous early speed. Salvino is taking a significant drop in class for O'Neill, who is trying to win the training title. Gulchie was compromised by stray turf course workers on Aug. 19.