09/02/2004 11:00PM

Del Mar carryover reaches $150,826


DEL MAR, Calif. - The final weekend of the Del Mar meeting starts on Saturday with a pick six carryover of $150,826.

On Saturday's 10-race program, the pick six covers the fifth through 10th races.

Here is a glance at the late changes and leading contenders.

The fifth race, run over 5 1-2 furlongs for filly and mare maiden claimers, will have a field of 12. Smokin' Vigor and Agreeable are scratched, which allows the longshots Adancingscore and Bellarama to draw in from the also-eligible list. My Tina, a frontrunner who finished second in her last start, is 5-2 on the morning-line.

Jockey Kerwin John will ride Apollo Won.

The sixth race, run over six furlongs, features 10 runners entered for claiming prices of $14,000 to $16,000. Forward March, a sharp winner for $16,000 on Aug. 8, and West War, a five-length winner for $9,000 on Aug. 9, are top contenders.

The seventh race is the $200,000 Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares over 1 1-16 miles on turf. Intercontinental is scratched, but stablemate Etoile Montante is a strong 9-5 favorite on the morning-line. She is not a standout. Voz de Colegiala, Makeup Artist and Fun House are worth a look.

The eighth race features eight runners in an optional claimer over a mile. American Liberty and Mud Shark, second and third in a similar race on Aug. 18, will dominate the betting. Jake Skate, who breaks from the outside, won a first condition allowance race at Hollywood Park on July 18 and will be a factor from the front.

The ninth race is a six-furlong maiden race for California-breds.

Proud Hope, third on Aug. 21 in his debut, is a remarkably low 3-5 on the morning-line in a field of 10. Gary Stevens rides for Jeff Mullins.

The final race is run over 1 1-16 miles on turf for $28,000 to $32,000 female claimers.

Redmeansgo, Smokette, Sorrytotellyou and Five Rivers are scratched, leaving 10 starters.

Darlin Corey, ridden by Corey Nakatani, is the 8-5 morning-line favorite, having finished second at the $35,000 level on Aug. 15.