08/31/2006 11:00PM

Del Mar internet plays for Saturday


This is being filed before the Friday card was finished; the race-3 longshot Hunting Queen finished nowhere. Totals will be updated Sunday.

There is only one play Saturday.

Race 4

Brother Derek will take all the money in the El Cajon Stakes, and he is over-qualified to win. However, his odds are low (3-5) and he faces a formidable rival in Cindago. While the well-regarded 3-year-old skipped the spring classics after a hairline fracture of his right knee, he established his class Dec. 26 in his maiden win.

Three horses that Cindago beat flattered the race. Runner-up Latent Heat won next out and is graded stakes-placed; third-place finisher Point Determined won next out and is a graded stakes winner; fifth-place finisher Mister Triester won next out and is graded stakes-placed.

Cindago has worked super for his comeback for John Sadler, and he could be long gone. His program odds are 8-1; he can be played at half that price in a one-way exacta over Brother Derek.

The bet: $50 exacta Cindago over Brother Derek (minimum odds 4-1 on Cindago).

Back Sunday.

Total wagers for meet: $1,620.
Total return for meet: $246.
Total win/loss for meet: minus $1,374.