SANTA ANITA TOTAL THURSDAY PICK SIX POOL REACHES $521,761, DOUBLING EXPECTATIONS AS CARRYOVER OF $64,204 FUELS $457,557 IN ‘NEW MONEY’

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2016)–Santa Anita’s total Pick Six pool on Thursday more than doubled estimates from Sunday as it reached $521,761 at third race post time.  With a carryover of $64,204 from Sunday stoking the pari-mutuel fires, $457,557 in “new money” poured in, which enabled the total Pick Six pool to rocket past the $250,000 mark which had been projected.

Thursday’s Pick Six began with race three, which provided an upset as 9-1 first time starter Chalon, who is trained by Peter Miller and was ridden by Tyler Baze, zoomed to the early lead and registered a 2 ¼ length win, returning $20.00 to win.

Heavily favored first timer Unique Bella, who was off at 1-5 under Mike Smith, broke a bit slowly and finished well to be a clear second.