12/08/2009 12:00AM

Carryover adds spice to Hollywood card


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A pick-six carryover of $114,724 is just what Wednesday's eight-race program at Hollywood Park needs. Without the jackpot bet, the program would be on the dull side.


The pick six covers the third through eighth races and consists of a sprint for $25,000 female claimers, a $10,000 claimer for fillies and mares over 1 1/16 miles, a starter allowance over 1 1/16 miles for 2-year-old fillies, a maiden race over six furlongs on turf, a $50,000 claimer over seven furlongs, and a maiden claimer over 1 1/16 miles.

In race order, there are fields of 7, 8, 7, 9, 6, and 12 horses. The one standout in the sequence is Bad Boy in the seventh race.

In the third race, Southern Orchid and Thankfully could be threats from the front, a style that has worked well in main-track sprints here this fall. Southern Orchid is making her first start at Hollywood Park, while Thankfully is returning from a six-month layoff. Carnival Queen is a threat from off the pace.

The fourth race is more wide open. Kneeling's Pride, Recess, and Stanford Dolly will attract support, but they have inconsistent form.

Dinner with Nikki C and Victory Dash will be well-backed in the fifth, following a second- and third-place finish in a similar race over six furlongs on Nov. 18.

The sixth race includes four first-time starters, two trained by Richard Mandella - Champ Pegasus and Hughesy. Discontent, making his first start for trainer Jenine Sahadi, drew the rail. Discontent is seeking his first win in his sixth start, following a one-length loss in a maiden race on turf here Nov. 14.

Bad Boy seeks his third consecutive win and fourth in his last five starts in the seventh race. Trained by Julio Canani, the 5-year-old gelding was claimed for $20,000 in July and has since won races at the $16,000, $18,000, and $35,000 claiming levels.

In each of those wins, Bad Boy stalked the pace and made a late run. Jockey David Flores, aboard for all the wins, retains the mount.

In the last race, Marquet Rebel, returning from a layoff of more than five months, makes his first start for trainer Peter Eurton, who has an excellent record with horses joining his barn.