12/01/2004 12:00AM

$87,783 pick six carryover at Hollywood Park


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Several longshots, including an improbable $172.60 winner, won races Wednesday at Hollywood Park, resulting in a carryover of $87,783 into Thursday's pick six.

Thursday's card is chock full of small fields, so handicappers should not need to go very deep in most races. Those who play small tickets might have a fighting chance.

Here is an overview of the pick six, which begins in the third race:

3rd race -- Maiden 2-year-old fillies on the turf. Figueras was third in a similar spot last time. Jubilee ran well sprinting in her debut and is bred to move up on grass. California Thunder's lone start was poor, but she had a troubled trip and she is also bred to appreciate turf.

4th race -- High-priced 3-year-old claiming sprinters. John The Mail Man has run well in both his starts and has Beyer Speed Figures that make him the one to beat. Hickory Pete has a late-running style that might be effective in a race loaded with speed. Skippy's Goldenboy and Blairs Roarin Star have sharp early speed and have won at this track.

5th race -- Starter allowance for older fillies and mares on the turf. Mercedes Dancer needed her last start and is bred to improve on turf. Free Rent has won just once in 18 starts, but merits a look simply because the rest of this field is so weak.

6th race -- Bottom-level 3-year-old claiming sprinters. Fisherman's Friend ran well against older horses in his last start. Iron City Jack makes his first start since being claimed by Doug O'Neill. Yodeltiyourblue was second in a similar race at Santa Anita. Youaretheman might improve on the drop for Julio Canani.

7th race -- Mid-level allowance runners going long on the dirt. Forty Suertudo and Saint Buddy are obvious, but have been stuck at this level for awhile. Capitano is an interesting upsetter. This is his first start against older horses, but he is 2-for-3 at Hollywood, his lone loss coming when he raced in the Swaps Stakes. He has the most upside.

8th race -- Maiden-claiming sprinters. C'Est Lulu turned in a much-improved effort last time and catches a dreadful field. Lou's Reality might improve on the drop, but no one can be backed in this race with any conviction.