01/30/2011 6:27PM

Santa Anita: Pick 6 pool $226,140


Sunday's pick six pool reached a decent $226,140, and the first leg was won by favorite Magic Launch ($6).

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Magic Launch held off a late run from 10-1 Rainbow Luck to win by a head, finishing about 6 1-2 furlongs on the hillside turf course in 1:13.80.

Magic Launch won her fourth consecutive race in Sunday's fourth race, for $50,000 claimers. Magic Launch won two optional claimers in November and December, when eligible to be claimed for $25,000 in both races. She was claimed by trainer Hector Palma for $25,000 on Dec. 26, and returned to win a $40,000 claimer on Jan. 6 in his first start for her. Sunday's race was Magic Launch's second start for Palma.

There were two claims - Glory Pride, who finished third, was claimed in a three-way shake by Mark Glatt and Folk Dancer, who finished fifth, was claimed by Dean Greenman.