01/17/2006 12:00AM

$185,000 carryover spices up pick six


ARCADIA, Calif. - A four-day racing week begins at Santa Anita on Thursday with a massive one-day pick-six carryover of $185,319 that will overshadow the $75,000 Paseana Handicap.

The Paseana Handicap is the second race and a prep to the Grade 1 Santa Maria Handicap on Feb. 11. With Healthy Addiction a heavy favorite in the Paseana, the race is not included in the pick six, which covers the third through eighth races.

Instead, bettors have two turf races and four races on the main track to consider in a tricky pick six.

The third race, an optional claimer on the hillside turf course, drew a strong field of 10, including the French stakes winner Mirabilis, who makes her U.S. debut. Trained by Bobby Frankel, Mirabilis, 4, was third in the Group 1 Prix de la Foret over about seven furlongs in France on Oct. 1.

Mirabilis is seeking her fourth win in 11 starts, but will have to beat Madour, a Chilean stakes winner who won an allowance race at Hollywood Park last June, and Chasethegold, who has placed in stakes on the course.

The fourth race is an allowance race for California-breds that drew seven entrants and lacks a standout. The Toast of Troy, who starts from the rail, makes a rare appearance on the main track in her first start since Nov. 3.

The remaining four pick-six races all have nine or more entrants.

The fifth race is the cheapest race on the program, a sprint for $10,500 to $12,500 claimers. Celtic Way, who drew the rail, is the only starter coming off a win. Lunacy, a Brazilian stakes winner in 2004, takes a significant drop in class.

Ten will run in the sixth race, a sprint on the hillside turf course for 4-year-old claimers. Miracle Maker, unraced since April, could benefit from a quick pace. Chandtrue, a three-time stakes winner in 2004, makes his turf debut.

The speedy King of L.A. will be favored in the seventh race, a sprint over six furlongs. He has not started since July but has worked quickly in recent weeks. Trained by Kristin Mulhall, King of L.A. won consecutive races at Hollywood Park last summer.

The last race is a maiden claimer for females over a mile. Gramsey, Latin Wonder, Raisedonroyalty, and Sunette have been second or third against maiden claimers in the last six weeks.

Sunette was third in a $32,000 claiming race for maidens on Jan. 5, and drops to the $25,000 claiming level.