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Belmont Park: Wednesday pick-six carryover of $248,140; Street Secret wins Open Mind
There will be a pick-six carryover of $248,140 at Belmont Park on Wednesday after the wager wasn’t hit over the weekend.
There was a $71,684 carryover following Saturday’s card, and an additional $308,389 was wagered into the pool Sunday.
Many tickets were eliminated after the opening leg, in which Flowing Mane, away from the races since January, upset a field of $25,000 maiden claimers for unheralded trainer Luis Miranda, returning $34.80. Flowing Mane was one of four winners on the card for jockey Cornelio Velasquez, who also was aboard for the other significant upset in the pick-six sequence, Discreet Force ($25.20).
Following Street Secret’s win as the 6-5 favorite in the Open Mind Stakes, there were two live tickets heading into the nightcap. But neither was live to Normandy, the 2-1 second choice who won the 10th, returning $6.40.
The consolation payout (5 of 6) returned $745.
Wednesday’s pick-six sequence will begin with race 4 (2:38 p.m. Eastern) and include the $100,000 Lion Cavern, an overnight sprint stakes featuring Saturday’s Charm and Hardened Wildcat. Hardened Wildcat is trained by Chad Brown, who won Sunday’s eventful $90,000 Open Mind Stakes with Street Secret, who went off as the favorite despite having never raced on dirt.
Under Javier Castellano, Street Secret maintained a 1 1/2-length advantage over Mischief Maker through a quarter in 23.71 seconds and a half-mile in 46.61.
Mischief Maker, under Rajiv Maragh, made a run at Street Secret at the quarter pole, but she was turned back by Street Secret, who bounded home a 1 3/4-length winner. Flash Forward caught Mischief Maker by a nose for second.
Go Unbridled, who broke through the starting gate prior to the start of the race, encountered more trouble when the gates opened for real. A few strides into the race, she bolted toward the temporary inside rail at the mile gap, causing Junior Alvarado to steady her hard. Go Unbridled finished fourth.
Garnet Street refused when the gates opened, and, following an inquiry, remained a starter after the stewards deemed she refused on her own.
Street Secret, a 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry owned by Peter Putsch, covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.17 and returned $4.60.
Will Steve be in action today on DRF? This is his kind of 'Exotic" day.
I would like to be able to pick one winner.
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