11/17/2009 1:00AM

Pick six offers test, $86K carryover


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The first pick-six carryover of Hollywood Park's autumn racing season is at stake Wednesday, and bettors aiming for the $86,204 jackpot will find no easy spots.

Race 3 is an inscrutable $8,000 claiming race for fillies and mares in which dropper My Spanish Fling is likely to go favored for leading trainer John Sadler. The field for the 1 1/16-mile race includes horse-for-course Stanford Dolly, closer Soldier Betty, and stretch-out upset candidate Kimmy'sklassylady. It is a spread race.

Race 4, a $50,000 maiden-claiming sprint for fillies and mares, includes Chicago Gal and dropper Fleet Royale. Paddy Gallagher trains first-time starter Chicago Gal; jockey Alex Solis was aboard for a fast five-furlong work Oct. 26. Fleet Royale drops from special-weight; the nine-start maiden finished second in three starts at Hollywood summer.

The Race 5 favorite is Life by R R, who drops into the $25,000 claiming sprint for nonwinners of two. She was trained by Bobby Frankel, who died Monday. Stretch-runners Maeve and Joint Agreement and dropper Carnival Queen also figure.

Race 6, a $35,000 to $40,000 claiming race at 6 1/2 furlongs, is possibly the best race on the card. The back-class 7-year-old gelding High Standards and comebacker Fort Funston ensure a contested pace. The scenario favors Bad Boy, the only horse entering off a win.

Bad Boy has won 3 of his last 5 and is being pushed up three levels by trainer Julio Canani following a sharp win in an $18,000 to $20,000 claimer. Bad Boy, a 5-for-35 veteran, previously was competitive against similar and should tuck into a good trip just off the speed.

Race 7 includes a potential single. The 1 1/16-mile main-track race for statebred fillies and mares has only six starters and is almost entirely void of speed. The scenario favors the improving 3-year-old Asanti.

Asanti finished in the money in six sprints, including two wins, before trainer Paco Gonzalez stretched her to two turns Oct. 15 at Santa Anita. She pulled hard chasing a fast pace, challenged for the lead in midstretch, and then weakened to second.

If she is relaxed out front Wednesday in Race 7, Asanti and jockey Garrett Gomez can be long gone over stakes-placed closer Catsalot.

In race 8, a maiden-40 starter allowance for 2-year-old fillies, West Ruler and Action Gal are the favorites.