07/18/2014 10:16PM

Bernier: How I'd play Del Mar on Saturday


Del Mar has a full 11-race card for the first Saturday of its summer meeting, and I’ll look to make my first play in the opener. First-time starter Kantune is by the precocious multiple graded stakes-winning 2-year-old Kantharos, and he sits at 6-1 on the morning line. Our Tune has proven to be a successful broodmare, and trainer Mark Casse knows what he’s doing when it comes to training on Polytrack. His latest bullet from the gate July 14 here at Del Mar leads me to believe he’ll be ready to roll, and I’m willing to take a shot and make a straight win bet if he stays at his 6-1 morning line or goes off above that.