08/24/2006 11:00PM

Del Mar internet plays for Saturday


When you back a 14-1 longshot into the teeth of two apparent standouts, you are going to lose most of the time.

Sunny Disposition started at that fat price Friday in race 7. After all, the mile and three-eighths distance was too far and Sunny Disposition was in too steep in the turf stake.

Furthermore, she was facing even-money favorite Memorette and a solid two-horse entry (Aubonne and Ahtheeb) that was 8-5.

Sunny Disposition ran the chalk into the ground. She set the pace, went fast early, slowed it down, and led the field into the stretch. The favorites did not catch her.

But another horse (mare) did catch her. Del Mar horse-for-course Candy Factory blew past Sunny Disposition in the lane and won by daylight.

The 14-1 shot finished second. The $50 win bet was a loser.

And so, it is on to Saturday.

Race 5

Falcon Scott is a half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, but that is not sufficient reason to play against him. The truth is, Falcon Scott looked super beating maidens last out, and if the son of Swain runs two alike he can win again.

But his price is short (8-5), and so is the distance. He won at a mile and an eighth, and cuts back Saturday to one mile. He could win anyway. Let him.

Sensational Score ran like a short horse in his return from a six-month layoff. He finished third, beaten only a length and a half. He makes his second start back, and is listed at 8-1. He is worth a play at 6-1 or higher.

The bet: $50 win Sensational Score (minimum odds 6-1).

Back on Sunday.

Total wagers previous day: $50.
Total return previous day: $0.
Total win/loss previous day: minus $50.

Total wagers for meet: $1,360.
Total return for meet: $246.
Total win/loss for meet: minus $1,114.