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SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $101,742, TOTAL POOL ON SUNDAY EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2011)—Pick Six carryovers have been tough to come by at the current winter/spring meet, but Santa Anita’s popular six-race exotic wager proved elusive on Saturday, resulting in a carryover of $101,742 and the specter of a total Pick Six pool over more than $500,000 on Sunday
Saturday’s Pick Six got underway with the fourth race, which was won by Leaving New York, who provided Patrick Valenzuela his third riding win of the day and paid $12.60 to win. Trained by Carl O’Callaghan, Leaving New York is owned by Sheehy, LLC.
The fifth race was won by Mensa Heat, who paid $9.40 with Amir Cedeno aboard. The 5-year-old California-bred gelding by Unusual Heat is owned by La Canada Stables and is trained by Jack Carava. Race six, dubbed “The March Madness Starter Handicap,” was won by California Soldier, which gave Valenzuela his fourth win of the afternoon and paid $8.60 to win. Trained by Julio Canani, California Soldier is owned by Frank Scardino.
Saturday’s seventh, the Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, was won by longshot Worth Repeating under Martin Pedroza. Worth Repeating was bred in Kentucky by B. Wayne Hughes and is owned by his Spendthrift Farm. Trained by Richard Mandella, he paid $18.20 to win.
Another double digit winner surfaced in the eighth race, as Wake Me Now, with David Flores up, paid $19.20 to win. Trained by Jamie Lloyd, the 5-year-old Irish-bred mare is owned by Graff, Nevett and Sierra Racing Corp.
Saturday’s ninth went to yet another longshot, as Cha Da Boom scored under Chris Russell, paying $28.40 to win. The 3-year-old California-bred filly by Marino Marini is owned and trained by Felix Gonzalez. Sunday’s Pick Six will cover races four through nine. First post is at 12:30 p.m.