TWO DAY CARRYOVER OF $516,485 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL COULD REACH $2.5 MILLION

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2010)—For the second consecutive day, no one tabbed six winners in Santa Anita’s Pick Six on Saturday, resulting in a massive carryover of $516,485 into Sunday. It’s expected that Sunday’s total pool could reach $2.5 million.

Saturday’s Pick Six was contested on races five through 10, with three graded stakes included.

Race five went to longshot Dinnr With Nikki C, under Christian Santiago Reyes. “Nikki” paid $21.00 to win. Trained by Gary Sherlock, the 3-year-old California-bred filly by Rio Verde is owned by Aversa, Jr., Daniels, Starr and partners.

Race six was the Gr. II Robert B. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, and it was taken by the Mike Machowsky-conditioned Caracortado. Ridden by Paul Atkinson and bred in California by Machowsky, the 3-year-old gelding by Cat Dreams paid $11.00 to win. Caracortado is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Don Blahut and Lo Hi Racing.

The seventh race was won by Big Wig, who paid $23.60 to win. Ridden by Michael Baze for trainer Jeff Mullins, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by A.P. Indy is owned by John Stavropoulos.

The eighth was the Gr. II Santa Maria Handicap for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles. The winner, St Trinians, proved to be the only post time favorite to win a Pick Six event on Saturday and he returned $4.60 to win. Ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Mike Mitchell, the 5-year-old English-bred mare is owned by Capen and Chavers.

The Gr. II Strub Stakes, for 4-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles, served as race nine and it was won by Jeranimo, who paid $24.80 to win. Trained by Mike Pender for owner B.J. Wright, the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt was ridden by Martin Garcia.

Saturday’s 10th race went to another longshot, as Line of David won, paying $24.00 to win. Jockey Rafael Bejarano picked up his third win of the day aboard the John Sadler trainee, who is a 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lion Heart. He’s owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash.

Santa Anita offers a nine-race card on Sunday, with first post at 12:30 p.m. The Pick Six will cover races four through nine.

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