11/01/2013 4:26PM

Breeders’ Cup Saturday card starts with $891,813 pick five carryover


ARCADIA, Calif. – The 50-cent pick five on Breeders’ Cup Saturday at Santa Anita will begin with a carryover of $891,813.

A string of consecutive longshots Friday clinched the carryover. The winners of Friday’s pick five races were Pure Loyalty ($10.80), Heir of Storm ($77.60), Better Bet ($96), Swiss Lake Yodeler ($18), and Rookie Sensation ($18.20).

It is hard to gauge what the pool of new money will be on Saturday’s high-profile program, but it is likely to exceed $3 million.

Saturday’s pick five covers the first five races on a 12-race program.

The races are the Juvenile Turf Sprint on the hillside turf course, the Damascus Stakes for 3-year-olds over seven furlongs, the Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes for fillies and mares on the hillside turf course, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies over 1 1/16 miles, and the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf over 1 1/4 miles.

Friday’s pick five had a guaranteed pool of $500,000 and was easily met.

The Breeders’ Cup guaranteed that Friday’s pick six pool would reach $1 million, but the pool fell short, at $891,012. The first leg, the Grade 2 Twilight Derby, was won by Rookie Sensation.