05/07/2011 5:03PM

Hollywood: Control Seeks opens pick 6


Control Seeker ($15) rallied wide through the stretch to win a $22,500 to $25,000 claimer over 1 1-16 miles on turf in Saturday's sixth race, the first leg of a pick six that drew a pool of $148,212.

Control Seeker finished a head in front of El Merito and Mr. Katz, who finished in a dead-heat for second and were 1 1-4 lengths in front of Advice in the field of eight.

There were two claims submitted. State Gathering, who finished eighth, was claimed by Ron Ellis for $25,000, the second consecutive race in which the 4-year-old gelding has been claimed for that price. Last-place finisher Arcodoro was claimed in a two-way shake by Ben Cecil.