Monday’s Pick Six will cover races four through nine, with the Grade II, $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf serving as the afternoon’s feature. The Buena Vista attracted a field of 12, with one runner on the also eligible list.
White has installed Strawberrydaiquiri and Cambina as co-second favorites at 4-1. Strawberrydaiquiri, idle since running 10th in the Grade I E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine on Oct. 16, will make her first start on Monday for Ben Cecil and be handled by leading rider Joel Rosario.
Cambina has been on the shelf since running a close-up eighth, beaten only 2 ¾ lengths, in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf on Nov. 4. A winner of the Grade I American Oaks at Hollywood Park on July 16, Cambina is 3-5 lifetime over the Santa Anita turf course.
Barring any late scratches, 58 horses are scheduled to run in Monday’s Pick Six, for an average of 9.5 runners per race.
The shortest priced morning line favorite in the Pick Six is Imponente Purse, who is 7-5 in Monday’s fourth race which is a first condition allowance turf marathon at 1 ½ miles. The A.C. Avila trainee is one of three horses entered for an optional claiming tag of $40,000 and nosedives in class after running fifth, beaten 6 ¾ lengths in the Grade II San Gabriel Stakes on Jan. 16. She’ll once again be ridden by Chantal Sutherland.