Huge Pick 5 Carryover Available at Del Mar on Sunday

From the Media Team at Del Mar:

Horseplayers will have a huge target to shoot at Sunday at Del Mar thanks to a surprising win by the 3-year-old gelding Diversionist Saturday afternoon in the seaside track’s 5th Race.

Diversionist paid $84.80 in the six-furlong maiden race and triggered an Early Pick Five carryover of $785,777, a Del Mar record.

That pool will start out the day at Del Mar on the .50-cent bet that covers the first five races on the program. First post is 2 p.m.

The previous record for a Pick Five carryover at the track was $362,503 on August 12, 2012.

 

View on the Web:
http://www.dmtc.com/media/news/huge-pick-five-carryover-of-785777-at-del-mar-sunday-1233

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

More From The Pressbox Staff