Going to take a stab at that $156,000 pick-six carryover today at Del Mar? Here are a few suggested singles to keep the cost of your ticket down. You might also want to consider separate plays on these horses if the odds are right for you:
SIXTH RACE — In the second leg, BAD BIG AL and jockey Michael Baze look tough to beat in this spot. Baze, who got off to a slow start at Del Mar, has picked it up recently and sticks with this 3-year-old gelding who finished second in a starter allowance in his last start on July 26. He got a feel for the track that day and should fire a big effort against these $25,000 claimers.
SEVENTH RACE — STAR REDEEMER is our play of the day. Another mount for Baze, who rides this 2-year-old colt for white-hot trainer John Sadler. He ran second in his debut on Aug. 1 against open maidens and drops in against softer Cal-bred foes today. He looks tough in here.
EIGHTH RACE — Trainer Bob Baffert sends out NORTH RODEO in this $25,000 optional claiming event and she comes in off a runner-up effort in the Fleet Treat Stakes on July 20 at Del Mar. David Flores sticks with the 3-year-old Stephen Got Even filly who is stretching out to a mile today and should love the distance.
TENTH RACE — Watch and see how speed is playing today. If there is not an anti-speed bias, RUNONDEMAND will be ultra tough in the nightcap. Switching to leading rider Rafael Bejarano, the 3-year-old colt by High Demand will be long gone if he breaks alertly and speed is holding reasonably well.