04/24/2005 11:00PM

$555K pick six carryover


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A massive one-day pick six carryover of $555,240 is the highlight of Wednesday's eight-race program at Hollywood Park.

The pick six was not conquered on Sunday during the California Gold Rush program, following losses by several favorites and an upset win by Robador ($48.60) in the Snow Chief Stakes.

Wednesday's pick six covers the third through eighth races. While those races have an average of just under eight horses per race, several of them are very competitive.

Five of the six races are around two turns, a rarity for a weekday in Southern California.

The third race is a starter allowance for fillies and mares over 1 1/16 miles. The front-running is the likely favorite. She was second in a $40,000 claimer for turf sprinters at Santa Anita on April 7, but has won at a mile.

The fourth race, an optional claimer for 3-year-olds over 1 1/16 miles, drew seven entrants. Khyber Pass, , and Seapoint head a field that is tricky to handicap. Parker Valley and Seapoint have won at a mile, while Khyber Pass is stretching out from a productive turf sprint.

There are eight maidens in the fifth race, run over 1 1/16 miles. , trained by Neil Drysdale, and Bull Ranch, trained by Bob Baffert, were third in their last start. Line of Departure returns from a long layoff and makes his first start for trainer Richard Mandella.

The sixth race is the only turf race in the pick six. A $40,000 claimer over 1 1/8 miles, the race has several contenders among nine runners, including , who has won his last two starts on turf; Montana Deputy, who has shown an affinity for this course; and Right Proof, who will be near the front.

The lone sprint in the pick six is the seventh race, an allowance race for fillies and mares over six furlongs. Capitola, Miss Thirtyfour D, and deserve attention. Kaimana, who beat maidens in her last start, will be well backed. She is not as quick as Strut Your Stuff and Capitola, but could be effective as a stalker.

The final race is a maiden claimer over 1 1/16 miles that drew 11 runners, the largest field of the day.

Freedom Class, Loving Type, and Zeetop were all second in their last start but are winless in a combined 36 races. makes his career debut. He is trained by Bill Burnison, who does well with first-time starters.