06/19/2005 11:00PM

Mombo Loco timid single in pick six


ELMONT, N.Y. - A pick-six carryover of $42,568 awaits bettors for Wednesday's program at Belmont Park, and a look at the sequence suggests that hitting it will not be easy.

Fourth race: The first leg is the first division of a 1 1/8-mile maiden race scheduled for the inner turf, and it is hard to trust anyone. Up and Down was 21-1 when she ran the field's top Beyer Speed Figure in a half-length loss 17 days ago, and the second-best turf figure belongs to , winless in 17 starts. Candidates to improve are Cologne, who is highly rated for turf; second-time starters Rockaspell and Biogio's Kids; and Upper School, third time back from a long layoff.

Fifth race: is a potential single in this midlevel claiming sprint based on three straight peak performances, the latest a nose win against $50,000 stock. Based on his sharp recent form, though, it's reasonable to question why he is being dangled for a lower price Wednesday. Alternatives to the suspicious dropdown include Fines Creek, a clear second when returned from a freshening last out; Impeachthepro, who missed in a four-way photo most recently; and the returning Atfirst Blush.

Sixth race: The second division of the turf maiden race is a head-scratcher. Six entrants earned virtually identical Beyers in their most recent starts here, and the Michael Dickinson-trained shipper need only improve marginally off her debut at Pimlico to win. Moreover, the top-rated turf prospects are Glorious Girl, a Christophe Clement-trained first-time starter from the outside post, and Unsung Heroine, who caught slop and mud in her first two starts.

Seventh race: A preliminary allowance sprint in which the likely favorite is either or Nothing But Fun, who won divisions of a six-furlong maiden race in the respective times of 1:09.52 and 1:09.65 on May 21.

Eighth race: and Every Trick are likely to duel in this second-level allowance sprint for fillies and mares, which could set the table for Intense Desire provided she doesn't bounce after a stalking-trip win first out this year. Witten, a listed stakes winner in France last fall, is an intriguing turf-to-dirt prospect after two recent bullet workouts over the main track.

Ninth race: The erratic can boss this second-level turf mile for New York-bred fillies and mares, but only if she runs back to her big-figure effort on this course two starts back. Main-track-only Pretty Suzi becomes a standout if the race is switched to dirt.