07/28/2006 11:00PM

Pick six carryover at $159,430


DEL MAR, Calif. - The preponderance of winning favorites in the early days of the Del Mar meeting ended emphatically on Friday, leaving a pick six carryover of $159,430 for Saturday's 10-race program.

Saturday's pick six covers the fifth through 10th races and includes two turf stakes.

The first leg is the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on turf. Attima, the impressive winner of the Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park in June but last in the American Oaks at that track earlier this month, is the 9-5 favorite.

She must beat the improving Soothsay and Secret Scheme, who is making her stakes debut.

The sixth race is a sprint for $45,000 to $50,000 claimers. Swiss Lad, drawn on the outside in a field of nine, is the morning-line favorite. There will be support for Six Numbers, Sunset Place and Wind Water.

There are three 12-horse fields in the pick six. The first of those is the seventh race, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies entered to be claimed for $22,500 to $25,000. The race lacks a standout.

The $85,000 Wickerr Handicap at a mile on turf is the eighth race. It is the rare race where many of the 10 runners have a chance to win. Becrux, who won a division of the 2005 Oceanside Stakes on this course, is a lukewarm 7-2 favorite on the morning-line. The ex-claimer We All Love Aleyna, and the graded stakes winners Captain Squire and Spellbinder will figure on many tickets.

Captain Squire finished a game second in a one-mile allowance race on turf at Santa Anita last December. A similar performance will make him a contender in this spot, though he was not aided by an outside draw.

The ninth race is run for 2-year-old maidens at six furlongs. Babcock Lake and Street Number are scratched, leaving a field of 12. Tom Rickey, third in the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile, and Dilemma, a troubled fifth in his debut on July 2, are two horses with race experience worth considering.

There are several notable first-time starters, including the A.P. Indy colt Entourage, the Two Punch colt Automobile and two colts trained by Ron McAnally - T'aint War Sir (by War Chant) and Booming Comps (by Thunder Gulch).

There are 10 entrants in the last race following the scratches of Take a Chance and Piety. Make Mine Vodka, already a winner at this meeting, heads the remaining runners.