Diversionist © Benoit Photo
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.