PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $74,546 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL SANTA ANITA POOL COULD REACH $500,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2010)—A Pick Six carryover of $74,546 awaits Santa Anita players on Friday, with the possibility of a total pool of $500,000 by third race post time.

Thursday’s Pick Six began in race three and it was won by Warren’s Tony R., who was ridden by Rafael Bejarano and paid $9.80 to win. Owned and bred in California by Benjamin Warren, the 4-year-old colt by Lake George is trained by Jorge Gutierrez.

Bejarano made it two-in-a-row in race four, winning with Face and an Ace, who is trained by Paco Gonzalez. A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Came Home, Face and an Ace is owned by his breeders, John and Cheryl Toffan.

Race five went to Princess Susan M, who paid $5.40 and provided Victor Espinoza with his second win on the day. Trained by Eric Kruljak, the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Jump Start is owned by Miceli or Rose.

Race six produced the biggest upset of the day, as Neva Masquerade, under Christian Santiago Reyes, paid $20.60 to win. Trained by Gregg Matties, the winner, a 3-year-old California-bred gelding by Siberian Summer, is owned by his breeders, Matties Racing Stable, LLC.

The ultra consistent Welken took Thursday’s seventh at one mile on grass, paying $5.20 to win under Mike Smith. Owned by Nick Alexander, the 6-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Sky Classic is trained by Mike Mitchell.

Thursday’s eighth race was won by Nathaniel, who paid $6.80 to win with Martin Pedroza up. A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Mizzen Mast, Nathaniel is trained by Mike Machowsky and is owned by Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Warren Jr.

First post time on Friday is 1 p.m. Santa Anita offers free General Admission and $1 beers, sodas, hot dogs and coffee each Friday. The Pick Six will cover races three through eight.

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