Player Quick Pick: Del Mar for 8/8/14

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Matt Carter

August 8th, 2014

Del Mar 5 | 9:00 pm ET Md Sp Wt for 3yo&up F&M going 6-1/2 f

The start of the late pick 4 on Friday at Del Mar is a bit of a head scratcher and as such we will go with a long shot bet on BEV’S SUMMER SONG from the Paddy Gallagher barn. BEV’S SUMMER SONG is 15-1 on the morning line, but picks up Corey Nakatani in the irons and appears to have been working well over the surface. Perhaps a price play with a pace-pressing trip. EXPLICABLE is another that looks to have been working well in the mornings and has all the signs of a debut winner. Her trainer hits at 27% with first-time-starters, the sire gets 16% debut winner, the dam has eight winners from 11 starters and Rafael Bejarano has the call. Tab for a smasher; likely to be bet off her 5-1 morning line. BENCH RULING is the morning line favorite at a lukewarm 5-2 and comes out of a race with at least two next out winners. The negative is her trainer has one win with 19 starters this meet. HERE’S BELLA is one that deserves pick 4 wager consideration if bet below or at her 6-1. She ran well in her debut and will improve off of that effort.