Saturday, March 14, 2009


ARCADIA, Calif. (Mar. 13, 2009)—With a keynote speech delivered in the form of a $27.20 winner in leg one of Friday’s Pick Six, no one was able to tab six winners in the popular exotic wager for the second consecutive day, resulting in a carryover of $370,574 into Saturday at Santa Anita and the likelihood of a total Pick Six pool in excess of $2.5 million.

With a carryover of $81,584 from Thursday, the Friday Pick Six got off to a raucous beginning in front of an on-track crowd of 6,302, as Victor Espinoza booted home the San Luis Rey Downs-based longshot A Gallant Discover in race three. Trained by Sam Scolamieri, the 8-year-old California-bred gelding is owned by Bay Cove Farm.

Race four produced a much more formful result, as Remember Seattle, with Joel Rosario aboard, got up to win by a nose and paid $6.80 to win. The 4-year-old California-bred filly by Souvenir Copy is owned by Gary and Cecil Barber and is trained by John Sadler.

The fifth race, at 1 1/8 miles on turf, went to Big Shot Syd and Danny Sorrenson, returning $19.60 to win. The 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Chapel Royal is owned by Budget Stable and trained by Janet Armstrong.

Race six went to Six Pack Abs and Mike Smith, paying $13.80 to win. Owned by Desert Sun Stables, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Forest Wildcat gave Sadler his second training win of the afternoon.

Friday’s seventh, the $65,000 added Moscow Burning Stakes, at one mile on turf for older fillies and mares, was taken by Dawn After Dawn, which gave Sadler the hat trick and Rosario his second win. The 5-year-old Florida-bred mare is owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash and she paid $12.40 to win.

Rosario picked up his third win of the day in the eighth race, as he guided Stray Cat to the winner’s circle, returning $4.40 to win. Owned by the Jay Em Ess Stable, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Yonaguska is trained by Bruce Headley.

Santa Anita offers a star-studded 10-race program on Saturday, with the Gr. II San Felipe Stakes and the Gr. I Santa Margarita Handicap taking center stage. Saturday’s Pick Six will cover races five through 10.

First post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m.

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