08/13/2001 11:00PM

Shoot for Del Mar's pick six carryover


DEL MAR, Calif. - So many longshots won on Monday at Del Mar that no one could pick five winners, let alone six, in the pick six, resulting in a carryover of $134,179 when racing resumes on Wednesday.

The card on Wednesday looks as if it could be much more formful. Here are some suggestions toward attacking the pick six, which begins with the third race on the eight-race card.

3rd race - STORMY JACK is unbeaten at Del Mar and must be used. NATIONAL SAINT loves this track, too, and could be used strongly on back-ups, as could HOLLYCOMBE.

4th race - DE WITT has fired two bullets since returning from a layoff of nearly one year. His Beyer Speed Figures are strong enough to handle this one level jump in class. Have to take a stand against APALACHEE RIDGE, who is being wheeled back quickly and seems to do much better with more time between races.

5th race - DOUBLE CAT exits a strong race in her debut and moves to the turf, a surface over which her half-brother, War Chant, won last year's

Breeders' Cup Mile. She should handle this moderate group. A single on budget-conscious tickets. SECRET OF MECCA is back in a more realistic spot, and is by the noted turf runner Mecke.

6th race - Have to spread here. LASER CON, SURE MAN, JERSEY REBEL, and L'NATURAL HIGH all have good recent form, but I prefer SIMONY, who has worked well for his comeback for a sharp, young trainer. SIMONY has been gelded since his last start.

7th race - Most people will single OFFICER. Not here. METATRON was stopped at a critical juncture in the Hollywood Juvenile, yet still kept to his task to finish second. Double the race, and hope for the better price.

8th race - VENTADA and HALE OLE had troubled debuts and can improve. HALE OLE exits a race in which the winner and runner-up both returned to win, so she is preferred.

Cost of the suggested ticket: 3-1-1-5-2-2 X $2 = $120.