01/12/2004 12:00AM

Pick six pot rich and elusive


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - A pick six carryover of $270,411 adds spice to an otherwise ordinary Wednesday card at Aqueduct.

With questionable favorites, full fields, and falling temperatures, the degree of difficulty seems high for hitting the pick six, which could have a pool exceeding $700,000.

Advancing in the pick six requires picking the winner of an inscrutable field of 3-year-old fillies sprinting for a $25,000 claiming tag in the first leg, race 4. Robyn's Pal, the only horse to have run respectably, is buried on the also-eligible list. Livermore Dream drops from $50,000 claimers for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and jockey Richard Migliore and is the likely choice for many small tickets.

Trainer John Destefano won with longshot first-timer Fabulosity on Friday and sends out the firster Changing Gears here. Tulane Grad is a half-sister to first-out winner Fuhrmidable, but must overcome post 12. Jamestown Romance adds blinkers after a troubled debut for Nick Zito.

The second leg is a six-furlong maiden race for New York-bred fillies and mares. Eight of these come out of the same race on Dec. 27 in which Katee Kris lost a three-length lead in the stretch and was nailed late by odds-on favorite Just Gabi. Katee Kris is a possible single.

Those with deeper pockets may also use Polonia, whose race two back can win this race. She stumbled badly last out. She is coupled with Hope's Diamond. Also consider using Burning Fluid, fourth at 46-1 in her career debut on Dec. 27, who is adding Lasix for Dominic Galluscio, a high percentage trainer with first-Lasix and second-out runners.

Mark Shuman drops Out of Fashion from $75,000 to $35,000 in the third leg and has the speedy 8-year-old gelding coupled with Cool Luke, a closing second last out at this level. Steve Klesaris raises Pagan Place in class after three straight wins. Mighty Gulch drops to the level of his last win and is 3 for 7 over the inner track.

The speedy T.J.'s Knicknack, with C.C. Lopez up from the rail, drops in class for Scott Lake. Use the stalker High Flying Bid if he runs.

Reaching Up, beaten a head after dueling from post 11 here on Dec. 20, is the closest thing to a single in the fourth leg. Richer tickets may include April Trust.

Throw out his Gallant Fox try and Silent Fred looks good in the feature. You have to also use Epoxy, a five-length maiden winner for leading trainer Richard Dutrow.

Most players would love to be alive to the last leg with Highlighted, Our Song, Chocomount, and Feisty Eskimo.