Player Quick Pick - Del Mar for 7/31/14

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Matt Carter

July 31st, 2014

Del Mar 5 | 7:05 pm ET Mdn Clm $62,500 for 3yo&up going 6 furlongs

The end of the pick 5 and start of the pick 4 on Thursday at Del Mar is a great betting race with nine runners. Scratch the 9 Radiant Dancer and 10 Sing With Bing. SHAKAHARI drops from three straight maiden special weight races for his first start in two months and rates on top. He must deal with the rail, but he could be clear early with his early speed. ALEANDER makes his second start of 2014 and seventh start overall for trainer Bob Baffert and he looks to be running into shape. The $200,000 two-year-old purchase will be running on late. Baffert also has PREORDAINED at 8-1 on the morning line and may be worth including in the multi-race bets, especially the pick-4 if he takes some early money. UNIVERSITY PARK and DIVINE VISION are two debut runners from barns that can get them ready to roll. UNIVERSITY PARK is likely to show more speed than DIVINE VISION; again, if bet, add to the pick 4 ticket.