Pick Six Carryover for Wednesday's Best Pal Card at Del Mar
Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 8:55 PM
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2001 10:07 PM
Three longshot winners on Monday at Del Mar helped create a carryover of $134,179 for Wednesday's pick six at the Southern California track.
Brisote paid $49.60 in the first leg of Monday's pick six – the track's third race on the day – and was followed by longshot winners Wild and Icy ($39.40) in the third leg of the wager and Waingarth ($40.80) in the feature race.
Monday's consolation pick six returned $1085 for four of six correct from a pool of $240,146.
In the feature, Waingarth rallied from last place in a field of seven to win the $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes by a half-length. Ridden by Tyler Baze and carrying 114 pounds, Waingarth covered seven furlongs in 1:22.28. Waingarth, a winner of only one of five starts previously, earned $60,000 for the victory.
A field of five is entered in Wednesday's feature, the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds. A Bob Baffert-trained horse has won the 6 1/2-furlong race two out of the last three years and he has an excellent shot again this year when he sends out 40 percent of the field. The Baffert-trained Thoroughbred Corp. entry of Officer and Ecstatic is the 4-5 morning-line favorite. Metatron (5-2), trained by Jerry Hollendorfer; Godolphin's Essence of Dubai (3-1); and Aaron and Marie Jones' Werblin (5-1) complete the field.
Baffert won the Best Pal with Flame Thrower last year and Worldly Manner in 1998. Another Baffert trainee, Captain Steve, finished third in 1999.
First race at Del Mar Wednesday is 2:00 p.m. (PDT).
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