10/10/2014 4:20PM

$138K carryover for Saturday's pick six


ELMONT, N.Y. - After going unhit for a third consecutive day, the pick six will have a carryover of $138,241 into Saturday’s card at Belmont Park.

Heading into Friday’s final leg of the wager, three of the 11 horses were covered in the pick six but none of the three won. The race was won by Loon River, a 7-1 shot who returned $16.20. Congress Park, the 6-5 favorite, could do no better than third. A victory by Congress Park would have resulted in four winning pick six tickets at $34,560 each.

Guayana may have been the main culprit in producing the carryover as the 13-1 shot carried her speed to victory in the fifth race, the second leg of the sequence.

With a 10-race card on tap for Saturday, the pick six begins in race 5 (2:54 p.m. Eastern). Five of the six races in the sequence are scheduled for the turf, including the Grade 3, $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes. Rain was forecast for Friday night into Saturday, possibly putting a couple of those turf races in jeopardy of being moved to the dirt.

The second leg of the sequence is a 2-year-old maiden race with nine horses, seven of whom are first-time starters.