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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $93,291 INTO FINAL SATURDAY, FREE FRIDAY ON-TRACK CROWD OF 9,040 BEST OF MEET
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 17, 2009)—A meet-high “Free Friday” crowd of 9,040 on-track fans contributed to a Pick Six carryover of $93,291, and the likelihood of a total pool of over $500,000 on Saturday. This is the 28th Pick Six carryover at Santa Anita’s 84-day winter/spring meeting which concludes on Sunday.
Fans also failed to select the winner of the $1 Super High Five in the last race, creating a Super High Five carryover of $104,744.
Friday’s Pick Six got off to a rollicking start in race three, as Jesus Rios guided longshot Scat Thief down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course to return $48.00 to win. Owned by Fainbarg and former tennis superstar Jack Kramer and his wife Gloria, Scat Thief, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Cat Thief, is trained by Herb Bacorn.
The fourth race, 1 1/8 miles on Pro-Ride, was taken by French-bred Camisado, under Martin Garcia. The 6-year-old gelding by Verglas paid $16.40 to win and is trained by Ed Moger, who is also the part owner along with Bill Dory.
Race five, at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf, went to Noblety, who was ridden by Joel Rosario and paid $10.20 to win. Owned by Boylan, Mawwji and Zitko, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Contemplate is trained by Peter Miller.
Friday’s sixth, at seven furlongs on Pro-Ride, was won by Bob Benoit, under Aaron Gryder. Named for the late, highly respected turf publicist and executive, Bob Benoit paid $36.80. The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by More Than Ready is owned by Bongo Racing Stable and is trained by David Hofmans.
Friday’s seventh, at 1 1/8 miles on turf, went to post time favorite Globetrotter, who paid $6.40 to win. Joel Rosario picked up his second win of the day aboard the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Street Cry, who is owned by Earle I. Mack and is trained by John Sadler.
Leading rider Rafael Bejarano got his second win of the day in the eighth race, as he guided the Eddie Truman-trained Forever My Love to victory, returning $11.40 to win. Owned by Howard and Janet Siegel, the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly is by the Unbridled stallion Spanish Steps.
Saturday is Fan Appreciation Day at Santa Anita, with on-track attendees receiving a beautiful Santa Anita baseball cap, courtesy of San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino.
First post time on Saturday and Sunday is 12:30 p.m.