11/21/2005 12:00AM

Pick six carryover on the line

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ALBANY, Calif. - There is a $64,931 pick six carryover for Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields, and it looks eminently hittable with a $72 ticket (3x1x2x3x2x1).

Race 3, the opening leg of the pick six, is a $20,000 claimer at six furlongs and could be the toughest of the six races.

There is an abundance of speed in the race, and Outofthewest could be the speed horse to play. Retirees Three should be poised to get first run on the speed horses. Always Remember has recorded 5 of his 7 career victories here, and has the ability to close.

* Race 3 horses: Outofthewest, Retirees Three, Always Remember.

Academy West is a single in race 4, a 1 1/16-mile maiden turf race. He has sprinted on the turf in each of his three starts but is bred to handle the distance.

* Race 4: Academy West.

Race 5, a $12,500, six-furlong sprint, could come down to

No Wheels, dropping a notch off a win, and Sloat Blvd, who could be part of a contested pace. No Wheels can sit back just a bit and fire late. He'll get a first-run trip from the rail. Sloat Blvd makes his third start following an eight-month layoff and drops to the lowest level of his career.

* Race 5: No Wheels, Sloat Blvd.

Race 6, a $4,000 claimer at six furlongs, is an "all" button kind of race. Fierce Knight overcame a lot to beat an odds-on Zoolu Nights in his last start. He was bumped and squeezed back early, and clipped heels. He dropped back to last, gathered himself up, and won with a strong run through the stretch. Liam of Cashel, nailed in the final stride after a troubled trip, and Lord Bancho seem legitimate contenders who could offer value.

* Race 6: Fierce Knight, Liam of Cashel, Lord Bancho.

Intrepid Gem is a possible single in race 7, an $8,000 claimer for fillies and mares at one mile on the turf. Two-for-two on turf, she steps up a notch off a claim and looks tough from the rail with her speed. Throw in Jacobs Smile, who has met the likes of Penny Ante and OK Corral.

* Race 7: Intrepid Gem, Jacobs Smile.

Celines Melody, a vastly improved second in her second start, seems the class of race 8, a $40,000 maiden claimer for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs.

* Race 8: Celines Melody.