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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $74,482 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL SANTA ANITA POOL COULD REACH $500,000
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 31, 2010)—Chalk took a backseat on the final day of March, as nobody connected the dots in Santa Anita’s Pick Six on Wednesday, resulting in a carryover into Thursday of $74,482 and the possibility of a total Pick Six pool of $500,000 on Thursday.
The Pick Six began in race three, at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s downhill turf course and it produced a modest upset, as Really Uptown, with Rafael Bejarano up, paid $9.40 to win. Trained by Jenny Green, the 3-year-old California-bred colt by Swiss Yodeler is owned by Kendall Mann.
Race four went to Allie Wolff, who paid $8.60 to win under Joe Talamo. Owned by Roddy Valente, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Smart Strike is trained by Bill Spawr.
The fifth race went to Uncle Don, who won in very impressive fashion under Joel Rosario and paid $9.40 to win. A 5-year-old California-bred gelding by Lemon Drop Kid, Uncle Don is owned by Ocampo and Rodriguez.
Chantal Sutherland, aboard Chase the Fever, prevailed in a tight finish over first-timer Mulberry Lane in race six, paying $11.60 to win. A 5-year-old California-bred mare by Unusual Heat, Chase the Fever is owned by her trainer, Barry Abrams.
The tightest photograph of the day took place in race seven, as Never and Martin Garcia prevailed by the thinnest of margins over Good Measure and Victor Espinoza, returning $7.80 to win. A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Vindication, Never is owned by Fog City Stable and conditioned by Bob Baffert.
Wednesday’s Pick Six was “live” to three horses going into the eighth race, but Butch Marino, at odds of 19-1, stormed home under Matt Garcia, paying $41.40 to win, creating the carryover to Thursday. Butch Marino, a 3-year-old California-bred filly by Marino Marini, is owned by Abrams or Madeline Auerbach and is trained by Barry Abrams.
Santa Anita offers an eight-race card on Thursday, with first post at 1 p.m. The Pick Six will cover races three through eight.