08/01/2013 7:48PM

Del Mar Friday pick-six carryover is $101K


DEL MAR, Calif. - Losses by four consecutive favorites from the third through sixth races on Thursday has led to a pick six carryover of $101,569 for Friday’s program at Del Mar.

The pick-six carryover was announced after Thursday’s sixth race, with two races remaining.

Friday’s pick six races are the third through eighth on a program that begins at 4 p.m., Pacific. The first pick six race is due off at 5 p.m., Pacific.

Typical of the first few weeks of the meeting, the pick six races have large fields with 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, and 13 starters. The eighth and final race had 13 starters after Thursday’s scratch time, but will have no more than 12 starters by post time.

The scratches for Friday’s races as of Thursday morning were Ebony N Ice in the fourth, Frenemy in the fifth, Myfundsarelo in the seventh, and Regally Soul in the eighth.

One of the shortest prices of the pick six races will be in the third race, the first leg, in Top Knot, who starts in a $20,000 claiming race for maidens over 1 1/16 miles. Top Knot is 2-1 on the morning-line.

The next two races – an $8,000 claimer over six furlongs and a $25,000 claimer over six furlongs – do not have standouts.

The only turf race on Friday is the sixth race, an optional claimer over 1 1 1/16 miles. Zanbo and Market Quote are expected to head the betting.

The $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for California-bred 3-year-olds over seven furlongs is the seventh race. Tiz a Minister, the winner of the Grade 3 Affirmed Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park in June, is expected to go favored, although there will be significant support for Omega Star, who makes his first start for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, having previously been trained by John Shirreffs.

In the final race, a maiden claimer over 5 1/2 furlongs, Concorde West and Hard Play are drawn side-by-side and are expected to be the two shortest prices in the field.