01/20/2008 12:00AM

Carryover city at Santa Anita


ARCADIA, Calif. - A string of longshots on Sunday has created a pick six carryover of $129,821 for Monday’s 10-race program at Santa Anita.

Also, there is a $65,712 carryover in the $1 Super High Five, which requires bettors to correctly select the first five finishers in the last race.

Monday’s $2 pick six covers the fifth through 10th races on a Martin Luther King Jr. Day program that begins at noon Pacific. The first pick six race, the fifth race, is due off at 2:05 p.m. Many of the pick six races have large fields.

The fifth race, an allowance race on the hillside turf course, has drawn a field of 14, and has one scratch – My Michael. Those that merit support include Dakota Pride and Dr. Seacliff, second and third in an allowance race at Hollywood Park on Dec. 22, and Blowout, second in a $50,000 claimer on turf at Hollywood Park on Dec. 14. Trainer Bobby Frankel starts In the Woods, who makes his turf debut after finishing second in an optional claimer over 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 1.

The sixth race, a maiden race for 3-year-old fillies over six furlongs, has a field of 11. Dish the Dirt, beaten a head in his debut on Dec. 22, may go favored, but must beat the Bob Baffert-trained Lucky Mama, who is winless in two starts. Garrett Gomez rides Dish the Dirt, replacing an injured Corey Nakatani.

Trainer Gary Stute starts Magical Victory, a first-time starter by Victory Gallop out of Miss Houdini, who won the Del Mar Debutante. Stute has a decent record with first-time starters.

The seventh race has a wide-open feel. A $20,000 claimer over 6 1/2 furlongs, the race is led by Trail Mix, who is seeking his third consecutive win. Trained by Stute, Trail Mix won a $10,000 claimer here on Dec. 29, pulling away late for a four-length victory. One closer to consider is Smart Hit, who drew the rail in her first start since winning a $16,000 claimer by a nose on Jan. 1.

The feature is the eighth race, the $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap over six furlongs. In Summation, who won the El Conejo Handicap here on Jan. 1, is a slight favorite over Barbecue Eddie, the runner-up in the El Conejo. The race has seven entrants, the smallest field of the pick six races. Rafael Bejarano rides In Summation, replacing Nakatani.

The ninth race is a six-furlong sprint for $55,000 to $62,500 claimers. River Echo, who won a $40,000 claimer on Oct. 11 and returned to finish second in an allowance race for statebreds on Nov. 9, is the morning-line favorite. He will be ridden by Joe Talamo, a replacement for Agapito Delgadillo, who was injured in a spill on Saturday.

Trainer Jeff Mullins has two starters – Diamond Dave and Bitter Bill, each of whom is making his second start following a layoff.

The final race is a maiden claimer over 6 1/2 furlongs for 2-year-olds. The Firebird and Sword Legend have been scratched, leaving a field of 12 that includes Jolympio, ridden by Martin Garcia, and Quacker Jack, with Michael Baze aboard.

Nitro Active, seventh in a maiden special weight for California-breds on Dec. 21 in his debut, takes a major drop in class. Baby Gotham finished second in a maiden claimer for statebreds on Nov. 28 and returns to that level after finishing last of nine in the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes on Dec. 26.