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.

 

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He rides with room to grow. He’s learning and it’s the first time he rides with the infield open, I don’t know if he saw the umbrellas and everyone screaming that he got to looking at them so much that I had to get the bit out of his mouth to really make him pay attention and that’s when he kind of skirted away and focused. What you’re seeing right now is really just raw talent. He’s got so much room to grow and to even get better, believe it or not. I think this race is going to put a lot more bottom into him. He handled a 1 1/8 really well and like I said what you’re seeing right now is just raw talent. If he moves forward off of this race, which he should, then it’s even kind of scary to talk about.”

Mike Smith, Rider of the winner Justify in the Santa Anita Derby

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