07/28/2006 12:00AM

Free's Del Mar plays for Saturday, July 29


This was written prior to Friday's races, a two-day recap will be summarized Sunday.

Meanwhile, there are two value plays for Saturday.

Race 8

Unfurl the Flag has never run long on grass, but as a son of Bertrando he should be right at home. This is not a strong field of older turf runners, and Unfurl the Flag has trained super since a good third in the seven-furlong Triple Bend. If he shakes loose out front he has a shot to wire the field.

Unfurl the Flag must beat Becrux and Captain Squire, and is worth a gamble even if he gets bet down from his 8-1 morning line.

The bet: $25 win Unfurl the Flag (minimum odds 6-1).

Race 9

Dilemma finished full of run in his debut, and the 2-year-old colt should improve a ton second time out for trainer Paddy Gallagher. Doubt that he'll start anywhere close to his morning line of 5-1, but since he is the most likely winner, he is worth a bet at 3-1.

The bet: $25 win Dilemma (minimum odds 3-1).

(Totals below are after Thursday; Friday-Saturday totals will be updated tomorrow).

Total wagers previous day: $60.

Total return previous day: $0.

Total win/loss previous day: minus $60.

Total wagers for meet: $310.

Total return for meet: $0.

Total win/loss for meet: minus $310.