05/12/2011 3:07PM

Churchill: 7-5 fave opens Thurs. pick 6


Gaelic Lass ($4.80, favorite, C.Borel) drew off to easily win race 5 Thursday at CD, keeping most everyone alive after the first leg of the pick 6.

CD officials reported that nearly $1.6 million was bet into the pick 6 Thursday, which had a carryover of $514,583 after no one hit the gimmick on Derby Day. That means a solo ticket would be worth about $1.3 million, and if no one has a perfect ticket, the carryover into Friday will be about $1.3 million.

There are 18 MTP for the second leg, race 6, and the oddsboard is fairly well divided, with a 5-2 fave in a field of 8.