08/13/2012 4:15PM

Del Mar: Pick-six, pick-five carryover riches up for grabs Wednesday

Shigeki Kikkawa
Lakerville will try to use Wednesday's $85,000 Green Flash Stakes at Del Mar as a springboard to the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

DEL MAR, Calif. – One of the most potentially lucrative days for bettors in Del Mar history will be in the offing Wednesday, with massive carryovers in both the pick five and the pick six, both courtesy of a Sunday card in which so many longshots won that no one was alive in the pick six after just three legs.

The pick five has a carryover of $362,503 after no one hit the wager Sunday, and the entire pool, less takeout, gets carried over because there is no consolation payoff for the bet. The pick five, which has a fan-friendly 50-cent minimum and an even friendlier 14 percent takeout, begins with the first race.

[DEL MAR CARRYOVERS: PPs, Dan Illman and Mike Beer's pick six analysis]

The pick six, which has a $2 minimum, has a carryover of $240,680 and begins in race 3, making races 3, 4, and 5 pivotal as they overlap both wagers.

All that will largely overshadow the featured $85,000 Green Flash Stakes, which could prove a springboard to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall. That is where Barry Abrams believes Lakerville could be headed. Lakerville has won two turf sprints already this meet at five furlongs, the exact conditions of the Green Flash.

“If he runs like he did his last couple, he’s going to be tough to beat,” Abrams said. “He’s training great, and he loves being at the beach. This field is tougher, but hopefully he’s getting better himself.”

Lakerville has won four times in five starts and finished second in his lone loss. Abrams trains Lakerville, 4, for his main client, Madeline Auerbach, but you had to know Abrams must have had plenty to do with the colt’s name since he is a huge fan of the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Lakers.

“He looked different than the other yearlings,” Abrams said. “He was the king.”

The Green Flash is no slam dunk for Lakerville, though. To win, he must outrun six others, including Koast, a 3-year-old who is turning back in distance after finishing third in a division of the one-mile Oceanside Stakes on opening day, July 18. Koast owns three wins and two thirds in five grass races.

The Green Flash is the seventh race on the eight-race card.

Here’s a capsule look at the other seven races on Carryover Wednesday:

* Race 1 – A one-mile grass claimer for $32,000 older horses who have not won this year, the field includes Deadly Catch, third in a similar spot July 18; Aqua Fever, who won here last summer; and Slammer Time, who is dropping from a first-level allowance and ran third on this course as a maiden two summers ago.

* Race 2 – A sprint for $20,000 maiden-claimers, there are five first-time starters in the body of the race. Of those with form, the comebacking Racy Rosa looks best, but this looks like a spread race.

* Race 3 – Hoorayforhollywood should be favored after finishing second in a similar optional claimer here July 21, and Great Warrior stretches out after a sharp third sprinting against Coil.

* Race 4 – Pedigree pundits will be trying to decipher maiden 2-year-olds going one mile on turf. Aerial Artist, by Kitten’s Joy, is intriguing. Shining Copper was second in a turf sprint at Betfair Hollywood Park. Power Broker disappointed in his debut sprinting on Polytrack but adds blinkers and gets to go long now.

* Race 5 – Older $32,000 claiming females going a mile, including My Gal Candy, who has won 12 of 25 starts and was re-claimed by Jerry Hollendorfer last time out.

* Race 6 – Class droppers Warren’s Today and Royal Capote have lukewarm appeal in a sprint for California-bred maiden-claiming older females.

* Race 8 – Givimaway drops into a $20,000 maiden claimer after finishing second against better in his two previous races, also going two turns. A Day Away was second in a similar spot July 26. Ever Alert is dropping in class and is a first-time gelding.

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George More than 1 year ago
Gonna be a toughie today with all the carryovers at Del Mar! Better bring some bankroll today!! Pick 5 will take an $18 ticket with one single in the 3rd, while the pick six will require a $96 ticket with only one single there too! The late pick four will need a $24 ticket with no singles be taken!! Good luck to everyone at Del Mar today and I'll see you all in the cashiers line!!
Jack More than 1 year ago
I wish they would make the Pick-6 a $10.00 min. Bet and let the DEEP pocket boys go at it. Hell at Delk Mar the way this GOOFEY track plays the could have a 25 million $ carryover .Instead they PROMOTE the LIVING hell out of a BAD bet for the vast majority. Now grandma and her Hat pen could win MILLIONS for a ten dollar bet. Now go ahead a let the FAT CATS push the "ALL BUTTON".........................
David Robinson More than 1 year ago
well theres always the show pool for you simple folks.
Tiny Montgomery More than 1 year ago
They tried, tried, tried but they couldn't prevent Jack from being happy
George More than 1 year ago
They should have a button for those like you! If you don't like the wager do what DR said and play your show bet on the favorite! You can nickel and dime em to death that way, until your favorite fails ya, lol!!
George More than 1 year ago
I meant to say "Whine Button" for whiners like you! Did you know the pick six can be and has been hit on a $2.00 wager! The greatest wager of them all! Now grow up!!!
matt More than 1 year ago
Here are some horses to consider, R1: Deadly Catch and let's hope that Muny does not go with him. R2: Frank n' Teddy off the AE is obvious, but maybe Tina's Express? She will run her best race, question is if it's good enough. R3: Honour the Deputy, is there any combo hotter than CNak and the Dorf, thank you for knocking me out of the pick-4 on Sunday. R4: Money Makin Sam, two even pace sprints now stretchs out and I heard his sire can get a winner or two on turf. R5: Town Belle. Route races she is 4-2-0-1. Layoff is the question, but should get pace from 3, 4, 5 & 6.
David Robinson More than 1 year ago
thnak goodness we have such great handicappers willing to just give away their expert opinions for free. ive never understood people who cant wait to tout their choices to complete strangers. are you that starved for attemtion or approval that you know what your looking at? clearly if you were successful and a consistent winner, you would not be giving such info away and cutting down on your profit by allowing others to piggyback your plays and thoughts and ruining your value. so it must be that your a bustout loser hoping to impress someone and possibly get a free ride from someone whos gullible enough to think you know what your talking about. either way, no one cares what you think. go hump someone elses lrg for a while.
Todd Elliot More than 1 year ago
looks like matt will get blown out again
DP More than 1 year ago
Pick 5 is play of year here. Low increment, 50-cent. Low takeout, 14%. Bigger carryover than Pick 6 Wednesday. It won't be life-changing score, but it will surely be a signer!
Jack Twee More than 1 year ago
The pick 5 is definely the bet and the "lower" takeout helps.I wouldn't call 14% takeout low though.
Standiforx More than 1 year ago
It's a lot lower than the takeout than for most multi-race exotics throughout the country. It's not much higher than the juice your bookie wants for a straight bet. It's lower than the rake at most poker tables in many casinos and it's much lower than the takeout of any state lottery. Someone has to pay the bills.
Jack Twee More than 1 year ago
Yes,It's lower than the extremely high takeout of multi-race exotics throughout the country.It's also much higher than the bookies and poker so,you are correct!
Todd Elliot More than 1 year ago
three singles in pick six,,,lakerville,,,power broker and great warrior
hatechalk More than 1 year ago
Todd good luck with all that chalk.
Ian GW More than 1 year ago
Power Broker is an awful bet. He did no running and fact that Baffert goes right to grass should tell you something.
hatechalk More than 1 year ago
I think Lakerville is vulnerable. At 6/5, no thanks.
Ian GW More than 1 year ago
I hit pick 5. $474.00.
Jimmy Morales More than 1 year ago
A great day to play the pik 5....F the pik 6. 2.00 bet and not enough coverage in that bet....Pik 5 is only .50 cents, and you can still make a nice score......you still have to pik the winners...
David Robinson More than 1 year ago
gee thanks captain obvious. what would we have done without that insighful analasys?
hatechalk More than 1 year ago
Ha classic!
Bruce Henry More than 1 year ago
Hit my first pick 5 for $474.00 on a $90.00 ticket