12/26/2014 8:11PM

No one hits pick six on opening day


ARCADIA, Calif. - At the first opportunity, there is a pick six carryover at the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.

There were no winning tickets in the pick six on Friday’s opening-day program, leading to a carryover of $146,352 for Saturday’s nine-race program. The pick six covers the fourth through ninth races on a program that begins at 12:30 p.m. Pacific.

Going into Friday’s final race, half of the 12 2-year-old maiden fillies in the one-mile turf race were not covered on pick six tickets. Dea ($21) caused the carryover with her come-from-behind win.

For Saturday, the pick six comprises three turf races and three races on the main track.

There were five early scratches for Saturday's program on Friday. In the sixth race, Rock Shandy is out of the Eddie Logan Stakes, leaving a field of 12 2-year-olds racing a mile on turf.

In the seventh race, Meinertzhageni will not start in an optional claimer over seven furlongs, which is left with a field of 10.

The $100,000 Robert Frankel Stakes for fillies and mares over 1 1/8 miles on turf will have 10 starters following the scratches of Bee Brave and Floral Romance.

In the ninth race, a maiden race over 1 1/16 miles, Fame and Power is out, leaving a field of 11.

Most of the races are competitive. One horse certain to be a key selection is Secret Circle, the winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, who runs in the fifth race, the $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes over six furlongs. Secret Circle is 4-5 on the morning line, the shortest price of the day.