ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2014)–Although one race remained, when 29-1 shot Rathbaun finished in front of Oscar Party in Sunday’s eighth race at Santa Anita, a Pick Six carryover of $119,278 was assured into Presidents’ Day, with the expectation that Monday’s total pool should exceed $750,000.
With first post time at 12:30 p.m., Santa Anita will offer a nine-race program on Monday, with the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes, for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf, carded as the featured seventh race.
Trainer Mike Mitchell’s Egg Drop, in search of her fourth consecutive graded stakes win, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite in the 10-horse Buena Vista.
Monday’s Pick Six will cover races four through nine. Barring any late scratches, a total of 58 horses are scheduled to run in the sequence, for an average of 9.4 runners per race.
Admission gates will open on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Monday’s complete morning line is available at santaanita.com. One dollar beers, sodas and hot dogs will also be offered throughout the day.