06/09/2002 11:00PM

High-class race anchors carryover


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A top-class allowance on turf at Hollywood Park Wednesday is part of the pick six, which features a carryover of $200,095.

Dr. Park, who won two stakes last summer, makes his 4-year-old debut in a strong field in the seventh race, second-to-last race of the pick six.

Dr. Park went out of training last fall to have a bone chip removed from a knee. Trainer John Sadler envisions Wednesday's one-mile turf race as a springboard to graded stakes.

"He's come back in real good shape," Sadler said. "I'll be disappointed if he's not a top horse this year."

Despite his optimism, Sadler is cautious in advance of Wednesday's race. Dr. Park is drawn on the outside in a field of nine that includes Riviera, the winner of the Grade 1 Atto Mile at Woodbine in 2000; Northern Quest, the winner of the Golden Gate Breeders' Cup Handicap in 2001; and Tapatio, who won the 2000 Argentina Derby.

"I want to see a good effort, but he's in tough," Sadler said. "You come back in these races and they're all like stakes."

The pick six starts in the third race, a weak $25,000 claimer run over 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-old fillies. Collectively, the six entrants have won 7 of 51 starts.

The fourth race is run over a mile on turf for maiden fillies. Free Question, beaten a half-length in a similar race on May 19, will go favored.

The fifth race is more open. The field in the first-condition allowance race for fillies over 6 1/2 furlongs includes Angel Angelique, Square Dance, and Lighten Up Tiny, the second through fourth finishers in a sprint on May 18. The maiden winners Script Girl and Southern Oasis also will attract bets.

Maiden claimers start in the sixth race, run over 7 1/2 furlongs on dirt. Road Test, fourth in his debut last year at Fairplex Park, drops from maiden special weight into the claiming ranks in a large field that includes the veteran maiden Chin Gone.

Riviera may be favored in the seventh race. He won an allowance race by two lengths on May 16.

In the eighth race, Segovia makes her career debut for red-hot trainer Paul Aguirre. She is drawn in post 9 in a field of first-time starters and fillies that have failed to impress.

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