TWO DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $332,613 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL SANTA ANITA POOL COULD REACH $1 MILLION

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 4, 2010)—A massive two day Pick Six carryover of $332,613 will await players at Santa Anita on Friday and it is expected the total pool could exceed $1 million.

Thursday’s Pick Six began with race three, which was won by Worth a Punt, who paid $13.40 with Alex Solis up. A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Mutakddim, he is owned by Rachel Pagones and is trained by Howard Zucker.

Joe Talamo booted home Warrensmysterydice in race four, returning $17.60 to win. A 4-year-old California-bred filly by Affirmative, she’s owned by her breeder, Benjamin Warren and is trained by Jorge Gutierrez.

Tyler Kaplan, a 16-year-old apprentice who was riding in his first-ever pari mutuel race, won the fifth race aboard Soldier Betty, who paid $7.60 to win. A 5-year-old mare by One Man Army, she’s trained by Vladimir Cerin and is owned by Blau, Pellman and Weiss.

Race six went to a hard-charging Crossing the Line, who paid $8.80 with Rafael Bejarano aloft. An 8-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding, Crossing the Line is owned by Doubledown Stables, Inc. and is trained by John Sadler.

Thursday’s seventh went to Ellafitz, with Martin Garcia at the controls. The 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Tiznow paid $17.20 to win. She’s owned by D & E Racing and is conditioned by Bob Baffert.

Victor Espinoza guided Blind Optimism to victory in race eight, paying $12.60 to win. A 3-year-old California-bred filly by Momentum, she’s owned in part by her breeder, Paul Reddam, and partners Kovel and Fuller. Blind Optimism is trained by Doug O’Neill.

First post time for “Free Friday” at Santa Anita is 1 p.m. There is no charge for General Admission and $1 beers, sodas, popcorn and coffee are offered. The Pick Six will cover races three through eight.

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