With a pair of blowout winners paying $94.60 and $50.60 on Thursday, there were no winning tickets for a second successive day in the popular multiple-race wager that can result in enormous payoffs.
Joe Talamo followed by riding 46-1 shot Where’s Scarlet to victory in the fifth after the 3-year-old filly had been beaten by a combined 33 lengths in her two previous races. A surface change from synthetics to turf seemed to lead to the improvement that resulted in the $94.60 mutuel.
Favored Mud Sweat ‘n Tears captured the sixth at $7 before an even-money choice, Sugar Mint, won the $48,000 allowance feature to give Rafael Bejarano his third riding victory of the afternoon. Sugar Mint paid $4. The two-day carryover, nonetheless, was assured before 12-1 shot African Gray nabbed the eighth-race nightcap at $27.20 under jockey Clinton Potts.
Friday’s Pick Six begins with the third race on an eight-race program. First post is 1 p.m. The Pick Six is due to get underway at approximately 2 p.m.
Garrett Gomez, the nation’s leading jockey in purse earnings for the past three years, rides 2-1 favorite Pride in the third. Gomez has calls aboard two others horses in the Pick Six listed at 2-1, the shortest prices on the morning line in the Pick Six races. They are Tribal Deal in the sixth and Good Request in the seventh.