02/10/2003 12:00AM

Meet-highest carryover brightens day


ARCADIA, Calif. - A pick six carryover of $201,595 will be the focus for many bettors on Wednesday's eight-race program at Santa Anita.

The carryover is the highest of the meeting, which began on Dec. 26. Wednesday's pick six covers the third through eighth races, all of which are run on dirt. Two races are over a mile, four are for sprinters.

There are only six runners in the third race, a one-mile allowance race for 3-year-old fillies. Chief Little Dan, second to Major Idea in the Blue Norther Handicap on turf on Jan. 8, is the likely favorite.

The fourth race is at 6 1/2 furlongs for California-bred maiden claimers. There are four logical selections - the entry of Lakeside Trail and Raise Expectations; Beckham, who is dropping back in distance; and Siberian Style, who has been second or third in three starts.

The entry will receive considerable support. Both Lakeside Trail and Raise Expectations placed in their last starts.

The start will be vital in the fifth race, a $12,500 claimer over 5 1/2 furlongs for 4-year-old fillies. Perfect Woman and Rainbow Acorn are expected to show speed and are coming off wins. Perfect Woman beat $10,000 claimers on Jan. 24. Rainbow Acorn won a $25,000 claimer for maidens on Jan. 17.

Two of the last three races are for maiden claimers.

The sixth race is for $50,000 maiden claimers at 6 1/2 furlongs. In a field of 10, Termination makes her first start for Mike Mitchell, who claimed her for $40,000 when she finished second on Jan. 18. Yodelin Two, a well-beaten second over a mile on Jan. 18, returns to sprints and will attract support.

The seventh race, an optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs, is the top race on the program.

Stormy Jack, the winner of the 2001 On Trust Handicap, is entered to be claimed for $100,000 against 10 others, including American System, Gibson County, Gold Dollar, Joey Franco, Metatron, and Waingarth, all of whom won or placed in stakes in the last 18 months.

That list of contenders does not include Heavenly Search, who will be making his first start since June. A 5-year-old, Heavenly Search won two races for trainer Bill Spawr last spring at Hollywood Park. He has since been transferred to trainer David Hofmans.

The last race is run over a mile for maiden fillies entered for claiming prices of $35,000 and $40,000. Don't Tell Wendy, third in her last two starts, might be favored.

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