With David Flores in the saddle, Street Boss dropped back to last place in the early stages of the six-furlong dash, content to bide his time as the front-runners battled for command.
In Summation, 2007 winner of the Crosby 'Cap, encountered traffic congestion at the top of the stretch and had to check under Corey Nakatani. Once clear, he closed stoutly to be second, a length in front of longshot Jungle Prince, with Sailors Sunset another neck back in fourth in the field of nine.
Street Boss, owned by the partnership of trainer Bruce Headley, Marsha Naify and Simon Yu, was scoring his fifth consecutive victory. Previously, at Hollywood Park, he won the Los Angeles and Triple Bend Handicaps.
A 2-1 favorite, the Kentucky-bred four-year-old son of Street Cry and Blushing Ogygian returned $6.40, $3.60 and $3 while scoring his seventh win in 11 races. With first money of $180,000, Street Boss' earnings are $581,800.
The long-range goal for Street Boss is the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint on Saturday, October 25 at Santa Anita.
In Summation paid $4.40 and $3.80, while Jungle Prince returned $8.20 to show.
With a Del Mar record carryover of $1,561,987, an additional $3,615,779 was bet on the Pick Six today and there were 59 winning tickets, each worth $60,499.40. The total pool was $5,177,766, a record at Del Mar.
Today's attendance was 17,758.
DAVID FLORES (Street Boss) -- "I waited and I waited with him. I wasn't going to get him in any trouble. I waited until the corner, then I went straight out with him. And, oh, he finished; did he finish. I've never ridden one that finishes like that. Not on the main track. He's something. He's not a Cadillac; he's a Ferrari."
COREY NAKATANI (In Summation) -- "I had a little bit of traffic trouble there. I was sitting in the pocket behind Barbecue Eddie waiting for it to open up, but then they were six wide across the track. I had to wait some more. When we got clear he kicked. He came on well. Put us in the Pat O'Brien (7 furlongs, Aug. 24) next time and watch out."
JOEL ROSARIO (Jungle Prince) -- "I had a good trip and he ran well. These are just good horses; all of them. They ran so fast."
RAFAEL BEJARANO (Sailors Sunset) -- "I got pressure from the half mile. I had to ride him too much. I wanted to sit in behind there, but I had to go. He tried. I thought we might get second, but they came running."
AARON GRYDER (Barbecue Eddie) -- "It just didn't shape up the way we hoped. He's a good horse, but even good horses can't run all out from start to finish. I didn't mind going, but it was too much go. I couldn't take him back; I wasn't going to go behind six of them. So my choices were limited."
TYLER BAZE (Winsome Charm) -- "It was good for a quarter, then here they came. He ran good for a 3-year-old, though, in with these salty old horses."
BRUCE HEADLEY (Street Boss) -- "I wasn't worried after I saw all those horses in front of him. I didn't want him to get trapped down inside, but everybody showed speed and he was there all alone. I was happy with that. (David) Flores did a good job at the head of the stretch letting him look at that inside horse and bring him out to change leads. When he changed leads, he took off."
NICHOLAS BACHALARD (asst. trainer, In Summation) -- "We got beat by racing luck, I assume. The horse ran great but he got stuck behind horses that were dying and couldn't get through until it was too late."
VICTOR GARCIA (Jungle Prince) -- "He ran well. He was running late. The jockey rode a great race. Headley's horse is a good horse. He's a monster."
FRACTIONS: :22.21 :44.62 :56.67 1:08.67
The final time is a record for the distance on the Polytrack, eclipsing the 1:09.29 run by Chief Teddybear on July 20.
Trakus recorded the winner running his last quarter in :23.17 and his last eighth in :11.77.
The victory in the Bing Crosby was the first stakes win of the meet for David Flores, but his 44th stakes score overall at the track. It was his second win in the race. He scored with Greg's Gold in 2005.
The victory in the Bing Crosby was the first stakes win of the meet for Bruce Headley, but his 13th stakes score overall at the track. He has now won this race four times, previously with Kona Gold in both 2001 and 2000 and Son of a Pistol in 1998.