05/08/2011 7:04PM

Hollywood: Jax El steals 6th


Jax El ($23) led throughout Sunday's sixth race, an optional claimer over a mile on turf, almost certainly clinching a pick 6 carryover for Thursday.

The $1 pick 3 combining the first three winners of Sunday's pick 6 races - including Gumption ($25.40), El Gran Matador ($45.60) and Jax El - returned a whopping $6,319. The chances of a pick 6 carryover are greatly enhanced when pick 3 payoffs reach four-figures.

Jax El led by as many as eight lengths and won by three-quarters of a length over MAdera Castana. Jet Blue Girl finished third in field of eight. Jax El was the sixth choice in the betting.

Hameildaeme was pulled up on the backstretch after the race, following a sixth-place finish. Hameildaeme is trained by Doug O'Neill, who also had 3-5 favorite Reality Ride pulled up at the eighth pole of the fifth race for maiden claimers. Both horses were vanned off and taken to the O'Neill barn.

Track veterinarians told the stewards that Hameildaeme was vanned off as a precaution because mare had a shoe that had come loose.