09/25/2011 9:30AM

Fairplex Park: Longshot stakes winners create $36,333 pick-six carryover


POMONA, Calif. – Longshot winners of the Pomona Derby and Las Madrinas Handicap on Saturday at Fairplex Park helped generate a pick-six carryover of $36,333 into Sunday, closing day of the 2011 Los Angeles County Fair meet.

Great Warrior ($9.40) won the Pomona Derby under Omar Berrio; Pure Class ($29.80) won the Las Madrinas under Anne Sanguinetti. The purse was $50,000 for both stakes, and the wins were memorable for both jockeys.

Berrio won for the first time since April 14 by guiding Great Warrior to a four-length victory over 6-5 favorite Uncle Sam in the Pomona Derby for 3-year-olds. Aqua Fever finished third.

Anne Sanguinetti won her first stakes in California by guiding Pure Class to a half-length victory over Always in Style in the race for fillies and mares. Miss Pleasant finished third, while 7-5 favorite Downhill Diva finished sixth. Sanguinetti, 30, has ridden primarily on the East Coast. She plans to ride this winter at Golden Gate Fields.

Pomona Derby winner Great Warrior is trained by A.C. Avila. The 3-year-old son of Leroidesanimaux was winning for the second time in 11 starts. Bred in Brazil by owner Jessica Coudelaria, Great Warrior completed the 1 1/16-mile race in 1:46.26.

Las Madrinas winner Pure Class is trained by Mark Glatt. She was claimed in May for $40,000 and is owned by John and Chris Sanguinetti, parents of the winning rider. Pure Class has won 4 of 10. She completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.95.

Fairplex officials expect the pick-six pool to exceed $200,000 on Sunday. Sunday is closing day, and there is a mandatory payout day for the pick six.

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