04/27/2002 11:00PM

Gold Rush upsets create $683,636 carryover


INGLEWOOD, Calif. ? Although form prevailed in most of the California Gold Rush stakes on Sunday at Hollywood Park, there were just enough upsets throughout the 10-race, $1.3 million card for California-breds to create a $683,636 pick six carryover into Wednesday.

Hollywood Park offered a $1 million guaranteed pick six pool on races 5-10 Sunday, and for the second time on the 12 occasions the track has offered a guaranteed pool, no ticked identified all six winners. The last time it occurred (July 1, 2001), bettors poured $3.5 million into the pick six on the ensuing card.

There were several highlights Sunday.

Calkins Road won the $250,00 Snow Chief Stakes for 3-year-olds, returning $10.60 as the third choice in the betting. The win was the first stakes win for the family of owner-breeder Tom Shapiro since Shapiro's grandfather won the Del Mar Handicap in 1967 with California-bred superstar Native Diver.

Calkins Road, ridden by Laffit Pincay, won the Snow Chief by a head over Menacing Dennis. Highly Suspect finished three lengths farther back, a head in front of 5-2 favorite Gobi Dan who ran fourth. The time for the mile and an eighth race was a modest 1:51.07.

Favorite Funtime, owned by the Golden Eagle Farm founded by the late John Mabee, won the $150,000 B Thoughtful Stakes (race 3) by a length and a half over Song of Summer. Warren's Whistle finished third; Go Go, the 3-5 favorite making her first start in nine months, finished fourth. The winner is trained by Bob Baffert, and was ridden by Victor Espinoza.

Native Desert, a 9-year-old gelding, won the $175,000 TVG Khaled Stakes (race 7) by a head over pacesetter Hugh Hefner. The win was the 20th in 64 starts for Native Desert, who was ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye. Native Desert rteurned $6.40 in the mile and a sixteenth turf race. Visual Energy finished third; Spinelessjellyfish, who won the race each of the last two years, finished fourth. Native Desert, trained by Juan Garcia, was ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye.

Delahoussaye also rode Adminniestrator to a length and a half win in the $100,000 Quicken Tree (race 1) at a mile and a half on turf. The winner returned $5, outfinishing Turkish Prize and third-place finisher Our Main Man.

Smokin' Charlotte won the $175,000 Fran's Valentine (race 4) by three and a half lengths. She beat runner-up Stetson Lady, who was a length and a half clear of 8-5 favorite Super Tuesday. Smokin Charlotte finshed the mile and a sixteenth turf race in 1:41.94. Trained by John Sadler, she was the third straight winner on the card for jockey Victor Espinoza.

Ladylore scored the biggest upset on the card by winning the $200,000 Melair Stakes (race 5) by a length and a half and returning $65.40. The Melair was the first leg of the pick 6. The filly had been claimed out of her last start by trainer Bill Spawr, and was ridden to victory by Lafftit Pincay. She outfinished 7-5 favorite Super High by a length and a half; Calzada Kid finished third. Second favorite Bella Bella Bella was rank the first half-mile and finished a disappointing fourth. The time of the mile and a sixteenth race for 3-year-old fillies was a tepid 1:44.88.

Upsets in races 9 (Affairintheforset paid $50.40 winning an allowance) and race 10 (Bear Fan returned $23.60 winning a maiden race) led to the pick six carryover. Hollywood Park attendance Sunday was 16,205; total handle exceeded $16.2 million.