03/03/2011 6:11PM

Santa Anita: 'Celtic' opens pick 6

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Celtic New Year ($6) led throughout Thursday's third race to win the first leg of a lucrative pick six.

The pick six began with a carryover of $126,305. Bettors added $774,384 to the pool on Thursday.

Celtic New Year, ridden by Joel Rosario, led throughout the $55,000 to $62,500 claimer over 1 1-8 miles on turf, outfinishing 5-2 Worth Repeating, who stalked the lead throughout. Celtic New Year, who was favored, won by 1 3-4 lengths, finishing in 1:48.64. He represented the second winner of the day for Rosario and trainer John Sadler.