10/01/2005 12:00AM

Riskaverse triggers big pick four


Those savvy enough to come up with longshot Riskaverse in Saturday's Flower Bowl Invitational were rewarded nicely in the pick four Saturday at Belmont Park.

The pick four on the Beldame Stakes, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, Jockey Club Gold Cup, and Flower Bowl returned $1,726 for $1. The winning combination of 6-7-3-9 consisted of Ashado ($5.40), Shakespeare ($3.80), Borrego ($10.60), and Riskaverse ($73.50). The New York Racing Association guaranteed a pool of $500,000 and the wager handled $536,361.

The $400,000-guaranteed NTRA National Pick 4 - covering the Joe Hirsch, the Super Derby from Louisiana Downs, the Jockey Club Gold Cup, and the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap from Santa Anita - returned $208 for $1. The pool was $578,351. The winning combination of 7-8-3-2 consisted of Shakespeare ($3.80), The Daddy ($12.80), Borrego ($10.20) and Rock Hard Ten ($3.40).