07/09/2013 1:16PM

Belmont Park: Jacobson filly can get pick-six players off to good start


David Jacobson, whose 40th and 41st winners Sunday caught and passed Todd Pletcher’s 10-year-old record for a spring-summer meet at Belmont Park, will try to add to his record total as an abbreviated final week begins Thursday with a $40,744 carryover in the pick six.

Jacobson has six horses entered in four races, but unfortunately for pick-six bettors his strongest chances lie outside the super-exotic’s parameters with the 8-5 entry of North Ocean and Road Agent in the opener and 2-1 favorite Correspondent in race 3.

The pick six begins with race 4 at 2:38 p.m. Eastern, and there the Jacobson-trained Delightful Dawn, who won her first start off the claim June 26, is among four logical contenders in an unrestricted $20,000 claimer at seven furlongs.

“I’m very fortunate to be here and have my horses run as well as they are,” Jacobson said. “This isn’t supposed to happen – we’re a claiming outfit, mostly, so we’re supposed to do well at Aqueduct, not at Belmont during the spring and summer. But this gives our whole outfit momentum going into Saratoga.”

Along with Delightful Dawn, solid cases can be made for probable pace factors Hey Babe and My Sparky; and Lily Lynn, whose 3 wins from 5 starts on Big Sandy include a maiden win at 17-1 and most recently a late-rallying score in her second start for Rudy Rodriguez.

The rest of the sequence:

Race 5 – Miss Da Point and Tahoe Tigress emerge from off-the-pace victories with lifetime Beyer Speed Figure tops and figure to vie for favoritism in a one-mile optional claimer for New York-bred fillies and mares. Haldane, second best in both of her blinkered attempts, also is in with a chance.

Race 6 – Bunhead, Controlled Neglect, Ivanovna, and Shewreckstheplace boast the best Beyers in this bottom-level maiden claimer scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf, but are winless from 51 combined starts. Miz Owell rates an upset chance in her first start on grass for Mike Maker, who led the nation in turf victories through the first half of 2013.

Race 7 – The 9-year-old Cayambe swept three dirt starts for Jacobson after relocating from Southern California. Going first off a claim by Jamie Ness, the consistent veteran is a 7-5 choice to notch his 16th career win in this unrestricted $17,500 sprint.

Jacobson, meanwhile, takes two cracks at Cayambe with Roman Invasion and Temecula Creek.

Race 8 – Despite breaking from the far outside, Win for Kitten beat three of these fillies in a similar starter/optional race on the inner turf June 20. This time, the Christophe Clement-trained filly drew the rail for a 1 1/16-mile race scheduled for the Widener course.

Datts Da Boss, improving with every start for Mark Hennig, figures close in her second attempt going long.

Race 9 – With a purse of $75,000, this maiden special scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf is the richest race of the day. The cash-out leg of the pick six could be the key to riches for those prescient enough to differentiate among Arriba Anna, Magical World, Path of Dreams, Perfect Package, and Poster Girl, all of whom were beaten favorites in one of their last two starts.