10/08/2013 5:48PM

How to bet Santa Anita's pick six for Thursday, Oct. 10

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Build it (the pick-six pool) and they will come. And certainly Thursday’s Santa Anita card, with a $575,000 carryover, gives players some options on where to spread and where to make a stand.

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Race 3

DANDEREK comes here with sharp current form and he showed in 2012 he handles this course just fine. A nice win for $32,000 at Del Mar Aug. 10 and sharp 2nd (to HUSBAND’S FOLLY) there Aug. 31 at this level prove him a good fit. HUSBAND’S FOLLY may be peaking as after some decent outings this spring/summer he jumped up and won at this level at Del Mar Aug. 31 (beating DANDEREK, who was 2nd). Those two figure as your ‘A’ selex.MR. CANDY BAR finished strongly after a lousy start at this level on Del Mar’s main track on Aug. 11 to be 4th, and he is likely better on this footing (all 3 wins have come on turf). He’s a solid ‘B’.

7 DANDAREK A
5 HUSBAND'S FOLLY A
6 MR. CANDY BAR B

Race 4

As with most maiden races it’s tough to take too firm a stand anywhere. After all, just by the very nature of the class level no one has shown they can win. Still, GOODHUMORGIRL just missed in a super try when 2nd vs. straight maidens on dirt at Barretts last month. That shows she handles this footing and today’s drop doesn’t hurt, either. She looks like a solid ‘A’
LADY OF THE NILE debuts off some nice works for Bob Baffert, who of course is superb first out (23%). She’s by young sire, Grade 1 winner Pioneerof the Nile who’s off to a dynamite start at stud. GRACIE RAGAZZA ran on nicely to be a strong 2nd for $62,500 at DMR Aug. 30 with blinkers added. She drops another notch and Rafael Bejarano stays with her. Those two fit your ‘B’ profile whereas FOR EMMA debuts with some solid works for a trainer (Peter Miller) who fires first out (22%) and can be used as a ‘C’.

4 GOODHUMORGIRL A
1 LADY OF THE NILE A
3 GRACIE RAGAZZA B
7 FOR EMMA C

Race 5

LILLY’S PERFECT looks like a solid ‘A’. She comes here sharp as a tack, having won for $25K on the BHP sod June 14 and then for $12,500 on Del Mar’s main track on Aug. 30. Kristin Mulhall not only saw fit to claim her off that Aug. 30 win but more than doubles her in value and returns her to turf, and Bejarano keeps the call. MISS WELL MOLDED looks like a good back-up ‘B’. She found $50K foes too tough to handle at Del Mar Aug. 23 but she wasn’t disgraced, has been freshened since and returns here with a significant class drop.

8 LILLY'S PERFECT A
6 MISS WELL MOLDED B

Race 6

Another maiden race where spreading seem prudent. CAT BURGLAR blew the start in his debut at Del Mar Aug. 24 as the 8-5 favorite but kept to his task decently to pass a few rivals and finish 5th. The $410K son of Unbridled’s Song has been freshened and worked well since for Baffert. SCARLY CHARLY was a superb 2nd missing by just a nose here this past winter. He was then gone 7 months, came back to be a so-so 4th at Del Mar Aug. 24, has been freshened again since and returns to dirt, all of which may get him back on track. They look like legitimate ‘A’ selex.

SECRETSATMIDNIGHT was away slowly in his Jan. 5 debut here but kept to his task well, running on for 4th. He’s worked sharply for this for Baffert who’s superb off a long layoff like this. CRUCERO has been knocking on the door and looms a good fit here. He’s shown he can route and a sharp 1:12.20 work here Sept. 29 says he’s feeling spry. Those two merit ‘B’ status.

8 CAT BURGLAR A
3 SCARLY CHARLY A
4 SECRETSATMIDNIGHT B
2 CRUCERO B

Race 7

SHADOW RUNNER is a tough pro who’s sitting on a win. He was 4 for 8 last year and while he’s 0 for 8 this year it’s not as if he’s run poorly. He comes off a nice dirt stakes try at Barretts and the drop and surface switch may be just what the Dr. ordered.

LUMBERYARD JACK finished just behind ‘RUNNER going 11fs at Del Mar Sept. 1 and the return to this course (2 of his 3 turf wins have come here) may be the great equalizer. At least he comes here on the upswing after some so-so spring form. Those two look to be legitimate ‘A’ runners.

HOLLADAY ROAD (B) has a touch of class and the drop off the freshening may be the ticket. VIBRATO JAZZ (C) was a game ‘winner’ at Del Mar Aug. 15 (was DQ’d to 2nd). He’s been freshened by John Sadler and has shown before he fits well with the top two here.

2 SHADOW RUNNER A
8 LUMBERYARD JACK A
6 HOLLADAY ROAD B
5 VIBRATO JAZZ C

Race 8

More questions than answers attached to these maiden fillies, though that being said MAKE MORE MONEY is no doubt the one to beat. After showing good form at Turf Paradise and Arapahoe in the spring she came here and in a race like this was a sharp 2nd, proving she belonged. She was further validated as the gal she chased home (J K’s Mischief) came right back to beat winners. She looks like a solid ‘A’. TRULY BEAUTIFUL was not disgraced when facing much more expensive last November and along with the class drop she’s worked steadily for a trainer (Marty Jones) who’s strong off the bench. HARLAN’S TRICK flashed talent at Hollywood Park in the spring/summer. She’s been freshened since a dull Del Mar run but that big :35.80 bullet work here Sept. 26 says she’s doing well. Both rate as ‘B’ runners.

FULL OF SPICE perked up nicely to be third at Barretts Sept. 14 (DQ’d to 5th), hinting she may be ready to turn the corner. She worked well since here and fits as a ‘C’ on your ticket.

4 MAKE MORE MONEY A
1 TRULY BEAUTIFUL B
9 HARLAN'S TRICK B
11 FULL OF SPICE C