08/31/2004 11:00PM

Del Mar carryover reaches $160,854


DEL MAR, Calif. - A string of minor upsets on Wednesday has led to a carryover of $160,854 for Thursday's card at Del Mar.

The pick six covers the third through eighth races. There were no scratches at Wednesday's 24-hour scratch time.

The sequence includes two turf races, and four races on the main track - two sprints and two one-mile races.

The third race is run over a mile on turf for 2-year-olds. Stanton, trained by Richard Mandella, is 3-1 on the morning line, a slight choice over Paradise Cove.

There are eight entrants in the fourth race, run over six furlongs for 3-year-old fillies entered for claiming prices from $18,000 to $20,000. Talega de Oro and Alpenwald are leading contenders.

In the fifth race, for maiden claimers over 6 1-2 furlongs, Novel will be well-backed. Lear Jet Set and Daily Forecast will attract support.

The races in the second half of the pick six are run at a mile or farther.

The sixth race is run over 1 1-16 miles on turf, an optional claimer for fillies and mares. Quatrain, who was nominated for Saturday's Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap, is the likely favorite, a slight choice over Good Student.

The shortest-price in the pick six will be Elloluv in the Piedra Foundation Handicap, run over a mile for fillies and mares. Second in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Distaff, Elloluv will be trying to end a lengthy losing streak against seven opponents. Coconut Girl is an alternate choice, but is trying to stretch her speed from sprints.

In the last race, Elated Won may go favored in a one-mile maiden claimer. Our Valentino is expected to be the second choice.