09/12/2005 11:00PM

Fairplex pick six carryover at $184,170


POMONA, Calif. - Officials at Fairplex Park are preparing for a gross pick 6 pool that could reach $1 million when racing resumes Wednesday at the Los Angeles County Fair, where a two-day carryover has swollen to $184,170.

A revised racing schedule this season - Tuesdays are dark - has given pick 6 bettors a chance to replenish bankrolls and prepare for a competitive Wednesday card on which there are no obvious singles. An estimated $700,000 to $1 million in "fresh money" will be wagered on the pick 6.

The largest pick 6 pool in track history ($672,756) was generated from a $297,793 Sunday-into-Monday carryover on Sept. 15, 2003. A new six-day racing schedule at Fairplex this year is one reason for optimistic pick 6 estimates. Bettors have had nearly 48 hours to prepare for the pick 6, which begins Wednesday in race 6.

Here is a thumbnail look at how the races line up.

Race 6

A $20,000 maiden-claiming race for fillies and mares includes 8-5 favorite Delightful Doris, whose five previous starts have been in special-weight races. The 3-1 second choice is second-time starter Bridal Chatter. Trained by Doug O'Neill, the leading Fairplex trainer three straight years, Bridal Chatter drops from $40,000 maiden-claiming and adds blinkers. The six-furlong race has 10 entrants.

Race 7

A $12,500 claimer for 3-year-olds includes 5-2 favorite Thumb Wrestler, dropping from a runner-up finish against older at Santa Rosa. The second choice is comebacker Caught Heart at 3-1. The six-furlong race has seven entrants.

Race 8

A $20,000 maiden-claimer shapes up as a match race between front-runners Green Halo and Swiss Z. They are the first two favorites on the program at 2-1 and 5-2, respectively. If a pace battle foils the favorites, route-to-sprint Riley's Life looms a potential "upsetter" at 4-1. The six-furlong race has 10 entrants.

Race 9

A $20,000 claimer for fillies and mares may be the most difficult race in the sequence. The 3-1 favorite is Can't Be Denied, who is dropping off a claim for O'Neill. The 7-2 second choice is Alpenwald, up in class off a runner-up finish in a weak race at Del Mar. She Roves, a 10-1 outsider, figures to outrun her odds in her first start since being claimed by trainer Gary Stute. The six-furlong race has nine entrants.

Race 10

The $60,000 Beau Brummel Stakes for 2-year-olds is led by stakes winner Don Jaun Con, the 9-5 favorite. Improving maiden The Thought Occurs is 5-2 and sitting on a win; late-runner Say Tomorrow is 3-1 and the best of the late speed. The six and one-half furlong race has six entrants.

Race 11

A $32,000 maiden-claiming race for California-bred 2-year-olds closes the sequence. Mosley ran well this summer Hollywood, has worked well for his return, and is the 3-1 favorite. Irish Look is first off the claim by Jeff Mullins and the 7-2 second choice. The six-furlong race has 10 entrants.