Jack Sixpack (Benoit Photo)
DEL MAR, Calif.—Nick Alexander’s homebred Jack Sixpack came widest and fastest of all through the lane Friday at Del Mar to capture the day’s feature attraction by a length and a quarter under veteran rider Kyle Frey. The outsider registered a $35.60 win price as one of the longshots in the nine-horse field.
Finishing second in the five-furlong turf test for California-bred allowance horses was Brown, Klein or Lebherz’s Who’s Candy, who had only a nose on RL Stables’ Moose Mitchell. Final time for the dash was :56.52.
Jack Sixpack is a 3-year-old gelding by Bluegrass Cat and is trained by Phil D’Amato. The victory was his second in seven career starts and the $43,200 winner’s share of the $74,000 purse pushed his earnings to $107,580. The bay was dropping back to a sprint after a series of two-turn races.
The winner paid $35.60, $15.60 and $8.80 across the board. Who’s Candy returned $7.00 and $5.00, while Moose Mitchell paid $6.20 to show.
The track’s popular Pick Six Single Ticket Jackpot wager was once again too tough to call for the betting public and its carryover grew to $441,408, an amount that will be in the pool when the bet opens tomorrow, the next-to-last day of the fall meeting.
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