03/12/2005 12:00AM

Pick six carryover at $500,473


ARCADIA, Calif. - The pick six carryover at Santa Anita has reached record levels. Bettors failed to conquer the wager on Friday and Saturday, leaving a carryover of $500,473 for Sunday's 10-race program.

Sunday's pick six covers the fifth through 10th races. The first leg has a post time scheduled for approximately 2:41 p.m., Pacific.

Many bettors will consider the pick six to be a pick 5, with the presence of champion Sweet Catomine in the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks. Sweet Catomine is the 2-5 morning-line favorite, and has six opponents.

The fifth race is a six-furlong dash for $28,000 to $32,000 claimers. The race has drawn 11 runners, led by the hard-trying Pepper Trail, who breaks from post 7. Cahill Mango and Anthony Eats are contenders.

The sixth race is run down the hillside turf course and has nine runners. Crosscut will be heavily backed, but Precis will attract support.

The $75,000 Santana Mile is the seventh race. Skukuza, well-beaten in the San Antonio Handicap last month, will try to get back on the beam even though he has drawn the rail. Skipaslew, Bluesthestandard and Royal Place are capable of winning.

There are 11 entrants in the eighth race, an optional claimer on the hillside turf course. The veteran Full Moon Madness is entered to be claimed, but must beat Florida Keys and Spencer's Magic, who has found trouble in several races in his career.

Bettors trying to beat Sweet Catomine are likely to focus Cream Donut Keith, who has won two sprints. The Santa Anita Oaks marks her first start around two turns.

The final race is the largest field of the day - 13 runners in a maiden claimer over six furlongs. Sweet Kendall Jo, the mount of leading rider Tyler Baze, is the 5-2 morning favorite. Halo Ms. Lion is scratched.