PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $78,877 INTO FRIDAY, SANTA ANITA POOL COULD REACH HALF MILLION

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2009)—With longshots connecting on both Pro-Ride synthetic and grass, Santa Anita experienced its 21st Pick Six carryover from 51 days of racing on Thursday, as $78,877 will roll into Friday’s popular exotic wager. It is expected Friday’s total Pick Six pool could reach $500,000.

Thursday’s Pick Six started with race three at 1 1/16 miles on Pro-Ride and it was taken by Andwhatelse, with veteran Alex Solis aboard. Owned by Michael Bello, the 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Even the Score paid $22.00 to win. He’s trained by Jeff Mullins.

Race four, at one mile on turf, went to the Darrell Vienna-conditioned Thorondor, paying $8.00 to win. The 3-year-old California-bred colt by Ferrari was ridden by David Flores.

The fifth race went to Dotsy Jean under Joel Rosario. Trained by Marty Jones and owned by AJM Racing, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Lit de Justice paid $12.40 to win. The fifth was run at seven furlongs on Pro-Ride.

Race six was also contested at seven furlongs on the main track, and it was won by Heartless Vixen, returning $27.60 to win. The 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Lion Heart is owned by Gary Broad, trained by Ron Ellis and was ridden by Victor Espinoza.

Thursday’s seventh, at one mile on turf, produced a win mutuel similar to race six, as Hot n’ Dusty got up in the last jump to pay $27.00. The 4-year-old daughter of top sire Unusual Heat provided Alex Solis with his second win on the afternoon. Bred by Madeline Auerbach, the California-bred is owned by Auerbach and Little Red Feather Racing. She is trained by Barry Abrams.

The Pick Six ended with race eight at six furlongs on Pro-Ride, and it was taken by 10-1 longshot Mi Rey who paid $22.20 to win. Ridden by Michael Baze, the 8-year-old Argentine-bred gelding by Louis Quatorze is owned by Guiol or Dennis O’Neill and is trained by Doug O’Neill.

Friday’s Pick Six will cover races three through eight. All General Admission attendees will be admitted free and box seats are available free on a first come, first served basis.

Beer, sodas, coffee, hot dogs and popcorn are available for one dollar.

First post time on Friday is 1 p.m.

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