12/14/2010 2:37PM

Miller, Puype may be key to $106,356 pick-six carryover


INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The final week of the Hollywood Park fall meeting begins Thursday with a pick-six carryover of $106,356.

The pick six covers the third through eighth races on an eight-race program that begins at 12:30 p.m. The meeting ends Sunday. The Santa Anita winter-spring meeting begins Dec. 26.

But first, bettors will be chasing pick-six races on Thursday that feature fields of six, eight, seven, eight, eight, and 11.

Trainer Peter Miller has three starters – Meter Me Gone in the third race, Gibson Home Run in the fifth, and Bad Boy, who is seeking his fifth consecutive win, in the eighth race. Miller expects more success at a meeting in which he has won with 9 of 26 starters.

“Bad Boy fires every time,” Miller said. “I think I’m live with all three.”

Mike Puype has three runners – Que Pronto in the third race, Cape Truth in the sixth, and Dee Dee’s Legacy in the last, an $8,000 claimer over 6 1/2 furlongs. Puype thinks Dee Dee’s Legacy can beat Bad Boy.

“Dee Dee’s Legacy always shows up,” Puype said. “He’s an honest horse.”

There are several tough races early in the sequence. In the third race, a $25,000 claimer for 2-year-old fillies, Poison Kiss and Que Pronto face winners for the first time and must beat Meter Me Gone and the two-time winner Brazzle Dazzle.

In the fourth race, a maiden sprint on turf, Candace Gold, third at this level on Nov. 19, will be favored.

There are six last-race winners in the fifth race, an optional claimer for 2-year-olds over 5 1/2 furlongs. Miles Long Gone, who won a $50,000 claimer for maidens on Nov. 11, drew the rail and may be the quickest.

The focus of the sixth race, over seven furlongs, will be Bestdressed, winner of the 2009 On Trust Handicap who is racing for a $32,000 claiming price. He was sixth in a $50,000 claimer on July 23, his most recent start.

In the seventh race, over 1 1/16 miles on turf, Bran Jammas, winner of the Solana Beach Handicap at Del Mar on Aug. 22, and Westwood Pride, second in the Grade 2 Las Palmas Handicap here Oct. 31, will dominate the betting.

The largest field is in the last race, featuring Bad Boy and Dee Dee’s Legacy.