PROSPECT OF A MASSIVE SATURDAY PICK SIX POOL OF $5 MILLION IN PLAY AS SANTA ANITA’S BREEDERS’ CUP DAY ONE CARRYOVER OF $489,379 LIKELY TO FUEL A PARI-MUTUEL FRENZY WITH MANDATORY PAYOUT
ON-TRACK CROWD OF 41,243 CONTRIBUTES TO SPECTACULAR BREEDERS’ CUP DAY ONE ON FRIDAY
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2019)–The best is yet to come. A slogan from several years ago, but no more relevant than tomorrow at Santa Anita Park, as players will be greeted not only by a total of nine Breeders’ Cup World Championship races, but they will also go to the races knowing there’s a very real prospect Saturday’s total one dollar Pick Six pool could approach $5 million, as there’s a mandatory payout accompanying a carryover from today of $489,379.
With a festive on-track crowd of 41,243 attending day one of the two-day Breeder’s Cup today, the Pick Six began with race four and ran through race nine, which was the Grade I, $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Just one post time favorite came home on top today and the Pick Six was bookended by big longshots, as trainer Jeff Bonde’s Tap Back opened proceedings with a $30.00 score in race four, the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies and Peter Eurton’s longshot Storm the Court took race nine, the TVG Juvenile, to the tune of a $93.80 mutuel.
First post time for a 12-race card on Saturday is at 10:07 a.m. and admission gates will open at 8 a.m. Approximate post time for Saturday’s seventh race, leg one in the one dollar Pick Six, is at 1:54 p.m. PT. Race seven is the Grade I, $2 million Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf and the Chad Brown-conditioned Sister Charlie has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite among a field of 12 at a mile and one quarter on turf.
The Pick Six and the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will finish with a crescendo as the 12th and final race on the card is the Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Bob Baffert’s McKinzie is the 3-1 morning line favorite among a field of 11 at 1 ¼ miles. Approximate post time for the Classic is at 5:44 p.m.
With 70 horses entered and eligible to run in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Pick Six, average field size in the Six stands at 11.6 runners per race.
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