05/18/2003 11:00PM

Big pick six carryover


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - For the first time in nearly three weeks, bettors at Hollywood Park will have a pick six carryover to chase on Wednesday's eight-race program.

No one hit the pick six on Sunday, creating a carryover of $194,499, the first since May 2.

Wednesday's pick six covers the third through eighth races.

The feature is a $62,000 allowance race over 1 1/8 miles on turf that has drawn a field worthy of a graded stakes.

The field comprises seven stakes winners - Cagney, Chiselling, Gigli, Kachamandi, Mister Acpen, National Anthem, and Sarafan. Chiselling and Sarafan have been scratched from major stakes in the last few weeks. Chiselling was entered for the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap May 10, while Sarafan was scratched from the Dixie Stakes at Pimlico last Saturday.

The pick six starts in the third race, run over 1 1/16 miles, for fillies and mares entered to be claimed for $22,500 to $25,000. There are six entrants, including Good Day Sir, who is unbeaten in three starts on this track, including a win at the $10,000 level on May 1.

The fourth race is over five furlongs for 2-year-old California-bred maidens. Heading the field are Don'tsellmeshort, second on May 7; One Smart Cat, a first-time starter; and Levee Town, third on May 7.

There are only six runners in the fifth race, which is for $28,000 to $32,000 claimers. Run over 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-olds, the race is led by Mr. Roadway and Pine for Java, winners in their last start.

The sixth race, run over 1 1/16 miles for $25,000 claimers, has a field of 10 maidens. Beckham, Triptronic, and Kilgarten, all of whom are overdue for a win, lead the field.

Chiselling is the likely favorite in the seventh. The winner of the Secretariat Stakes last August, the 4-year-old Chiselling has not started since finishing third in the Jamaica Handicap last September.

Sarafan has not started since finishing a close fourth in the Hong Kong Cup last December.

"He may need a race," trainer Neil Drysdale said.

Gigli, a Group 1 winner in Brazil last year, and Mister Acpen are well-regarded by their connections. Mister Acpen finished fourth in the Maker's Mark Mile at Keeneland on April 11.

"He will have to step up, but I think we have a shot," trainer Kristin Mulhall said.

The last race is for 2-year-old maiden claimers over 4 1/2 furlongs. Dothewildthing and Dralion, second and third on April 23, face challenges from first-time starters Just Me, Quartz Movement, and Ben's Courage.