PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $76,179 AT SANTA ANITA, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $300,000 SATURDAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2010)—A Pick Six carryover of $76,179 awaits fans Saturday at Santa Anita, as no one correctly tabbed six winners in the popular exotic wager on Friday. It’s expected Saturday’s total Pick Six pool could exceed $300,000.

In addition to the Pick Six carryover, there is also a carryover into Saturday’s Super High Five of $40,777. The Super High Five is offered on each day’s final race and requires players to correctly tab the finish order of the first five runners.

Friday’s Pick Six covered races three through eight and got off to a rocky start when Launching Pad, under Victor Espinoza, came home first and paid $19.20 to win. Trained by Robert Troeger and owned by Steve and Terry Burnett, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Cherokee Run provided Espinoza with his second win from the first three races.

Race four went to Birdie Birdie, who was ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr. Trained by Julio Canani, she paid $12.20 to win. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by El Prado, Birdie Birdie is owned by her breeder, Mercedes Stables, LLC.

The fifth went to Suziqcutie under Danny Sorenson, returning $10.60 to win. A 5-year-old California-bred mare by Avanzado, she’s trained by Jack Carava and owned by La Canada Stables, LLC.

Race six went to Patriotic Soldier at a modest 3-1. Ridden by Mike Smith, the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by One Man Army paid $8.00 to win. Bred by Old English Rancho and Headley, Patriotic Soldier is trained by Bruce Headley and owned by Headley, Johnston and Johnston.

Trainer Paddy Gallagher ran one-two in race seven, which was won by his General Consensus, with Alex Solis up. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Giant’s Causeway, she is owned by Sierra Farm and paid $19.40 to win.

Friday’s eighth went to first time starter Arkham Asylum, with Joe Talamo aboard, paying $11.80. Trained by Bob Hess Jr., the 3-year-old California-bred colt by Gotham City is owned by Hess’s wife Amy, who is also the breeder.

Santa Anita offers a nine-race card Saturday. First post time is 12:30 p.m., with the Pick Six offered on races four through nine.

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