11/20/2010 9:41AM

Churchill: $63k pick 6 carry Sat.; scratches up


Slowly but surely, the carryover jackpot for the $2 pick six (races 5-10) keeps growing,  and it's nearly $63k for the Saturday card, which is supposed to be run under sunny skies, with a high temp of about 62. There's also a $7k carry into the $1 super high five (race 10).

Well, everybody kept telling me there was no way they'd get even 20,000 here last night for the only evening card of the fall meet, and they were right: the announced head count was 15,583, well short of the nearly 28,000 average of the first 7 night cards, all run during the spring or summer in 2009-10. A good time, however, reportedly was had by all . . .

Fast track, firm turf (on hedge), first post 12:40 ET for a 10-race card highlighted by a rugged 20th running of the G2, $175k Mrs. Revere Stakes. Here are the early scratches and changes:

Race 1 - SCR #13(ae) Dry With a Twist; SCR #14(ae) Bella North; SCR #15(ae) Re'Staffy; SCR #16(ae) Marishas Girl

Race 2 - SCR #4 Hey There Cupcake; SCR #7 Kentucky Peaches

Race 3 - SCR #1A(p.o.e.) Kitten's Caregiver; SCR #13(ae) Major Score; SCR #14(ae) Red Whiskey

Race 6 - SCR #13(ae) Old Ring

Race 7 - SCR #8 Awesome Grannie

Race 8 - SCR #12 Jersey Devil

Race 9 - M.Mena rides #9 Stars to Shine

Race 10 - SCR #13(ae) Sam's Bliss; SCR #14(ae) Electric Boots