PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $81,584 INTO FRIDAY, SANTA ANITA POOL EXPECTED TO REACH HALF MILLION

ARCADIA, Calif. (Mar. 12, 2009)—On a day that saw former San Diego Charger and Dallas Cowboy offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese celebrate his 73rd birthday, plenty of long-distance bombs were the rule of the pari-mutuel day, resulting in a Pick Six carryover of $81,584 into Friday at Santa Anita. The carryover is the 22nd in 56 racing days and it’s expected Friday’s total pool will reach $500,000.

The Pick Six got underway in race three, with Warrens Stormalert prevailing under Michael Baze. Conditioned by Jorge Gutierrez, the 3-year-old California-bred colt by Stormed returned $7.20 to win. He’s owned by his breeder, Benjamin Warren.

Race four, named the “Scat Right Ernie Purse,” in honor of one of Zampese’s favorite long-distance pass plays, went to Voodoo’s Vision under Garrett Gomez. Returning $15.80 to win, the 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Petionville is trained by Julio Canani and is owned by Gold & Gold.

The fifth race, contested at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, went to longshot Rev Her Up under Victor Espinoza. The 3-year-old California-bred filly by Decarchy is trained by Bob Hess Jr., and is owned by Michael and Jeanne Burns. Michael is also the co-breeder.

Race six went to Thunderfrmdownundr with Tyler Baze up. Owned by Visionary Racing and trained by Kristin Mulhall, the 3-year-old California-bred gelding by Gotham City paid $9.80 to win.

Thursday’s seventh, run at one mile on turf, went to the Jerry and Ann Moss home-bred Madeo. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by John Shirreffs, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Mizzen Mast returned $8.80 to win.

The afternoon’s final “bomb” hit in race eight, as Come Back Girl, with Rafael Bejarano up, paid $26.00 to win. Trained by James Kasparoff and owned by Milligan and Silvas, Come Back Girl is a 4-year-old California-bred filly by Houston.

Friday’s Pick Six will cover races three through eight. First post time is 1 p.m. All General Admission attendees will be admitted free, and concessions such as beer, soda, coffee, hot dogs and popcorn, will be offered for just one dollar.

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