ARCADIA, Calif. (March 17, 2016)–With a two-day Pick Six carryover from Sunday of $548,670 providing the pari-mutuel impetus, $2,115,962 in “new money” was wagered Thursday, creating a massive total Pick Six pool at Santa Anita of $2,664,632 by third race post time.
On a day when “form” for the most part, held, there were 304 winning tickets, each worth $5,537.40. There were 8,876 consolation tickets with five winners, each paying $54.40.
Contested on races three through eight, second choice Foxy Fresh, off at 9-5, paid $5.60 to win the third. Favored Algorhythmic, off at 9-5, was up to win the fourth race by a nose and paid $5.60 to win. Longshot Awesome Luck, off at 14-1, took race five and paid $30.20. Race six went to 3-5 favorite Shiny Nugget, who paid $3.20 to win.
Thursday’s seventh race went to another favorite, Big Move, who was off at 7-5 and paid $4.80 to win. The eighth and final race went to favored Surfing the Menu, who was off at 2-1 and paid $6.40 to win.
First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.