Updated on 01/04/2015 11:19AM

Longshots create carryovers in pick five, pick six


ARCADIA, Calif. - There is a pick five carryover of $392,387, a pick six carryover of $87,742, and a super high five carryover of $41,273 for Sunday’s nine-race program at Santa Anita after a string of upset winners on Saturday’s card

Most pick five tickets were eliminated early when Empowering Force ($48) and Well Maybe ($82) won the first two races. It was not easier in the later races in the sequence with wins from Justification ($27.20), Mio Me ($8.40), and Athens ($62.20) in the third through fifth races.

Going into Saturday’s fifth and final leg, Pulling G’s, the 7-5 favorite, was the only horse covered in the pick five, on two tickets. He broke slowly and made a remarkable run on the inside through the stretch, but could only finish second by a half-length to Athens.

The pick five on Sunday covers the first five races and is a 50-cent bet.

There is one early scratch in Sunday’s pick five. In the fourth race, a maiden race over 1 1/8 miles on turf, Milton is withdrawn. The race will have a maximum field of 12.

The other races are a $25,000 claimer over 6 1/2 furlongs to start the program, a maiden race over 6 1/2 furlongs that drew eight horses, a one-mile optional claimer over a mile, and an optional claimer over six furlongs in the fifth race.

The win by Athens eliminated many tickets from the pick six. Later victories by Hugh Knew ($16.80) and Finnegans Wake ($18) made the pick six too difficult.

The pick six covers the fourth through ninth races. The super high five is held on the last race and requires selecting the correct order of the first five finishers.

The program begins at 12:30 p.m. Pacific.

Keith Valentine More than 1 year ago
Knew the "Anonymous" trolls would be out on this one...ie small fields, large takeouts...WHO CARES...you think players in Cal care?...think Entourage...they don't care neither do I....more cash to shoot at...Go back to your slots/scratch offs etc!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is ur job at the race track?
spanky More than 1 year ago
According to the Horseplayers Association of North America the SA pick 5 takeout is 14%.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Listen, this big pool on sunday will be paid out to about 1/3 of what they claim it to be. The posted price will be big, but few (if any) will have a win ticket. House keeps the loot. Its called "long posting".
Steve Yoshimura More than 1 year ago
Miltee is the scratched horse not Milton
GARY More than 1 year ago
uh no, its Milton, pay attention
Ian GW More than 1 year ago
Weak card Sunday small fields.
Joe Jel More than 1 year ago
How sad is it that NYRA has never(over two years) had a pick 5 carryover. Handle will be over two $million tomorrow at SA.
spanky More than 1 year ago
Wow the the pool will be Humungous Sunday! Great bet, low takeout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Correction. Terrible bet, huge keepout. Its called "long posting" by the track owners.