06/25/2006 11:00PM

Pick 7 carryover tops $79K


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Three longshots on Sunday, including Queen's Plate winner Edenwold, triggered a pick-seven carryover of $79,450 heading into Wednesday's Woodbine card.

The pick seven comprises races 2 through 8, a sequence that has many full and competitive fields.

Indian Bay should be favored in the second, a $10,000 claimer for nonwinners of two, off his second-place finish under identical conditions June 7. If the track is favoring speed, however, as it often does on Wednesday nights, then Indian Bay could be up against it.

Others contenders in the second include Imperial Commander, Tsu Precocious, and Timmy Star, who was third for $12,500 last Saturday.

The third, a seven-furlong maiden special on the grass, is wide open. Most of the 14 fillies and mares in the race have never competed on the grass, but some possess turf breeding, including Spirit Away, Break Now Jester, and Rolling Meadow.

Salus merits serious consideration in the third. The only time she tried the grass, in a maiden special weight last summer, Salus finished fifth behind a future stakes winner, Invitational, and two next-out winners.

Sextet is a possible single in the fourth, another seven-furlong turf dash with a full field of 14. Sextet finished third behind champion Mobil in the Sept. 4 Halton Stakes and is obviously a good fit in this first-level allowance. Sextet hasn't run since November, but has been working quickly over the turf training course. Two weeks ago, he breezed five-eighths around the dogs in a bullet 57.80 seconds.

"I think it's too short for him, but he's been working real sharp, and he runs good fresh," said trainer Mike Keogh.

Puerto Vallarta is dropping sharply in the fifth. She should garner a lot of support in the $16,000 maiden claimer, even though she has lost by a combined 29 1/2 lengths in her last two races, the first of which was on the grass.

Alternatives in the fifth include Stormy Engagement, Sweet Breeze, and first-time starter Lily Bay.

Krz Ruckus, who has earned $1,124,114 in his career, will be tough to catch in the sixth, a $50,000 claimer that includes droppers Just Rushing and Seeking the Carat. Willie Dunn defeated Krz Ruckus by a half-length in his season opener, but finished 10th in an allowance in his next start.

Aliflash figures to lead the way in the seventh, a $20,000 conditioned claimer, with Archers Dream and Only a Rose trying to catch her.

The finale, a six-furlong maiden special, contains several nicely bred first-time starters with fast works, including Swinging Salvation and Britannia Road.