12/07/2010 2:45PM

Carryover of $95K not easy pickings


INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Three optional claimers and three maiden races comprise the pick six races at Hollywood Park on Thursday that begins with a carryover of $95,807 from Sunday. Just getting past Thursday’s third race, an optional claimer for 2-year-old fillies over 5 1/2 furlongs, will be tricky enough for bettors.

The field of six features four fillies who have stakes experience this year, but the two who do not – Farallon and Teroda – will also attract support. Bellofthebridle has the best stakes form, with two placings here in the summer for trainer Walther Solis.

Farallon won a maiden claimer at Golden Gate Fields by 8 1/2 lengths on Aug. 26 and has since been transferred to trainer Doug O’Neill. Teroda led throughout a maiden special weight race over 6 1/2 furlongs on Nov. 7, her second start for trainer John Sadler.

Through the pick six, races 3 through 8, there are fields of six, eight, six, nine, seven, and nine entrants.

There are three first-time starters in the fourth race, a maiden claimer over five furlongs for 2-year-old fillies. The class-dropper Gladiatrix will attract ample attention. Trained by Bob Baffert, Gladiatrix was seventh in a maiden special weight race on Oct. 15, leading to early stretch over 6 1/2 furlongs.

The longest race of the day is the fifth, an optional claimer over 1 1/2 miles on turf. Imponente Purse, a stakes winner over 1 1/2 miles on turf in Brazil last year, seeks his first win in the United States in his sixth start in this country. Dynamic Range, a winner over turf marathon in August, will be backed.

The sixth race is the third division of a maiden claimer for 2-year-old fillies over five furlongs. The first division is the second race. In the sixth race, bettors may have to spread their selections, although Don’t Tell Me That, fifth and third in her first two starts, and the first-time starters Chana Girl and Offlee Cute merit respect.

There are seven statebred female sprinters in an optional claimer over six furlongs in the seventh race. U Turn Me Crazy, who won a race at this level on Nov. 25, makes a quick turnaround for trainer Peter Miller, but this time is entered for a $25,000 claiming price.

In the eighth race, Absolutlypositivly, Circa’sgoldengear and Hittheroadrunning will dominate the betting in a maiden turf race.