02/11/2006 12:00AM

Magna 5 pays $29,000


The Magna 5 returned its biggest payoff of 2006 on Saturday when only 14 tickets were able to isolate all five winners, returning $29,104.20 each.

The pool was $522,384, marking the second time in three weeks that the Magna 5 was over its guaranteed pool of $500,000.

There were two winning favorites in the sequence, a middle-priced winner who upset a heavy favorite, and two outsiders.

Woodbridge emerged from a snowstorm the winner of the first leg, the ninth race at Laurel, a sprint for claiming horses. He just held off the 2-1 favorite, Anxious, and returned $21.20.

Favored Classic Wine ($5.60) rallied to win the second leg, the ninth at Gulfstream, a low-level sprint for claimers.

Bengal Lore ($11.80) led from start to finish in the third leg, the fourth at Santa Anita, with 6-5 favorite Racketeer finishing third in the allowance for 3-year-old sprinters.

Bolted Heart ($5.20) became the second favorite to win in the sequence when capturing the fourth leg, the fourth at Golden Gate, with a rail-skimming ride by Russell Baze. Runner-up Swen broke poorly in the claiming race.

Totally Platinum ($19.60) scored only the second victory in his 18-race career when he rallied to win the final leg, the fifth at Santa Anita, an allowance race for older horses.

The Magna 5 offers five races in one hour, all at tracks owned by Magna Entertainment.