03/08/2004 12:00AM

Carryover players must spread


ARCADIA, Calif. - The pick six carryover of $219,649 for Wednesday's eight-race card at Santa Anita may not be as juicy as the $1.4 million carryover last week, but it offers bettors an enticing prize.

It is not an easy card to conquer, and pick six players are likely to spread their selections in several races.

The pick six covers the third through eighth races and consists of three turf races, two seven-furlong sprints, and the customary maiden claimer for sprinters in the last.

The third race is run at a mile for turf maidens and a field of eight older horses. Remo, who has placed in four races on dirt, will be favored in his turf debut. Massooun, a close second in France last year, makes his second start in the U.S., following a fifth on Feb. 5.

There are nine 3-year-old fillies in the fourth race, a starter allowance over seven furlongs. was second at this level on Feb. 5, and is likely to be favored. Ice It Honey, Lobsteratthepalms, Tricky Little Girl, and Wild Meeting are coming off wins in claiming races for maidens.

Red Opal, a winner at this meeting last year, is a top contender in the fifth race, which is run at about 6 1/2 furlongs, on the hillside turf course, for $55,000 to $62,500 claimers.

is making her first start since May, but has run well off a layoff in the past. Party Pirate will be well-supported, having won a similar race for $50,000 claimers on Feb. 12.

Brocky's Dream is also a danger. She won an $80,000 claimer on Feb. 14 over the hillside course and has run well in turf sprints throughout the circuit.

, a handy winner in her U.S. debut on Jan. 30, will be favored in a $52,000 optional claimer over seven furlongs. A Storm Cat filly, she was stakes placed in France last year. The field also includes Princess V., who was third in the Grade 1 Prioress Stakes at Belmont Park last July.

The last two races have large fields.

The seventh, an optional claimer on turf, will be limited to nine starters because the turf rails are set 30 feet from their permanent position.

Skywalker Red, who is drawn in post 9, will set the pace. He won a maiden race on Jan. 11. Logician returns to turf for the first time since a third-place finish at Del Mar last September.

The final race has 10 entrants, and Gross Margin and Sitkasam will lead the betting.