03/18/2011 4:55PM

Santa Anita: Pick 6 has formful start


A favorite and a third choice won the first two legs of a pick six that attracted a pool of $145,955.

Star Billing ($3.60) won the first leg, a maiden race on the hillside turf course over entrymate Ringmistress.

In the fourth race, Lord Avalon ($9.40) held off a late run from 6-5 favorite Belo Purse to win a $10,000 claimer over six furlongs in 1:09.75.

Lord Avalon had not started in nearly 16 months, since finishing fifth in a sprint stakes at Turf Paradise. He was trainer Mike Chambers's first winner of the Santa Anita meeting with his ninth starter.