08/28/2007 11:00PM

Longshot parade results in $147K carryover


DEL MAR, Calif. - A string of longshots and consecutive races with beaten odds-on favorites on Wednesday has led to a pick six carryover of $147,092 for Thursday’s eight-race program at Del Mar.

Thursday’s pick six covers the third through eighth races, and there are early scratches in four of those races. Here is a glance at the fields and early changes for those races.

The third race is a one-mile maiden race for statebreds. Buck Basolo will race without blinkers in his first start beyond seven furlongs. Siberzar, the 2-1 favorite on the morning line, is winless in 10 starts. He is trained by Art Sherman, whose horses are being kept in a 24-hour prerace detention barn following a recent medication violation.

Sherman also starts Hemet Thought in the fourth race.

There are four scratches in the fourth race – Double Parked, Lone Prairie, Dixie’s Ruler and Brite Manuevers. The race is run over 6 1/2 furlongs for $9,000 to $10,000 claimers. Four entrants are coming off a win. Hudson Bank won a statebred race for $9,000 claimers on Aug. 8 and Seven Nation Army won a $10,000 claimer for statebreds on July 26. They now face open company, and must beat Fantasmin, who won a $12,500 claimer at Hollywood Park in May in his last start, and Hemet Thought, who won a $10,000 claimer here on Aug. 4.

The fifth race is for 2-year-old maiden statebreds over 5 1/2 furlongs. One Hot Gal is scratched. The race has 12 entrants, and lacks a standout. The first-time starter Just N Excess will be well-bet, along with Unusually Hot, Flying Home and Barbara’s Love, who have placed in recent starts.

The sixth race was reduced to nine runners by the scratches of Watch Me Win and Mean Heat. The one-mile turf race for California-breds is an optional claimer. Hello Bolly, a troubled third as an odds-on favorite against a similar field on Aug. 9, will be favored, but must beat Tiz Next who finished second in the same Aug. 9 race. Brahms Tudor and Canonita deserve consideration.

The $85,000 Adoration Handicap is the seventh race and is run over a mile on the main track for fillies and mares. Fun Logic, a sharp winner of an optional claimer on Aug. 3, starts from the outside in a field of seven. Great Opinions and Dona Amelia, the first two finishers of an optional claimer on Aug. 2, are other leading contenders.

The final race is a maiden claimer over 5 1/2 furlongs. Sierra Gold and Betiwin are scratched, leaving 12 horses in the field. Instant Action, who finished second and seventh in maiden special weight races at Hollywood Park earlier this year, will be favored.