03/12/2007 12:00AM

Best races on card come before pick six


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - A couple of hard-to-figure winners on Sunday created a pick six carryover of $44,523 as racing resumes at Aqueduct on Wednesday. The two highest-quality races on the card, however, are a pair of optional claiming routes at a mile and 70 yards that will go before the pick six begins, and they serve to jump-start one of the strongest weekday programs seen here all winter.

Race 2 has second-level allowance conditions, and the $48,000 route drew seven older males, including the Bruce Levine-trained entry of Lethimthinkhesboss and Mr. Malaprop.

Bank President and Indian Hawke may vie for favoritism.

Though he trains locally, Bank President has run twice this year at Laurel Park. On the strength of a lifetime best 101 Beyer winning in the mud on New Year's Day, he was even money in last month's John B. Campbell Handicap, but weakened to finish third after taking a short lead in midstretch.

Indian Hawke is back quickly after setting the pace in a similar spot last Wednesday, and figures to try for the lead again while pressed by Forecourt and Daddy Joe.

Also in the field is Broad Acres, who has won on the inner track at 14-1 and 32-1.

Race 3 has a $58,000 purse and classified allowance conditions. It also drew a field of seven older males, but only six will start because Ramon Dominguez is named on both halves of the Gary Contessa-trained entry of Mayan King and Unbridled Danger. Unbridled Danger is entered for the $100,000 claim price.

The race marks the return of Happy Hunting, a 6-year-old homebred from the Phipps Stable who won both of his starts on the inner track last winter, including the Grade 3 Aqueduct Handicap.

Also in the field are Monopoly Pricing, a five-time winner on the inner track; Yes Yes Yes, a Todd Pletcher-trained sprinter attempting two turns; Judiths Wild Rush, second in the Grade 2 A.G. Vanderbilt last summer; and longshot Dazzling Dr. Cevin.

Bettors chasing the pick six carryover will find two more good-quality races in the mix.

In race 6, a $50,000 optional claimer, Trailing Twelve may go favored off a big-figure win last out - his fourth from six starts on the inner track.

Vikrant and Graynumberfive, a pair of Maryland shippers, appear to fit well with the locals.

Kong's Revenge, a pace-pressing third in the Grade 2 Futurity as a second-time starter at Belmont last fall, makes his 3-year-old debut in race 8 off a series of bullet workouts.