03/11/2005 12:00AM

Santa Anita carryover at $108,239


ARCADIA, Calif.-Five consecutive losing favorites in Friday's pick six contributed to a carryover of $108,239 for Saturday's program at Santa Anita.

Saturday's pick six covers the fifth through 10th races on a program that begins at 12:30 p.m. The pick six races feature full fields. There were no withdrawals at Friday's scratch time.

Here's a glance at the top contenders in the pick six races.

The fifth race is an allowance race for fillies and mares over about 6 1-2 furlongs on the hillside turf course. Arbun, second in a $50,000 claimer on the hillside course on Feb. 26, and Strut Your Stuff, who is making her turf debut, are expected to head the betting. Lady Libertine, trained by Bobby Frankel, returns after a seven-day layoff. She was sixth in an allowance race on turf in her U.S. debut.

There are 12 entrants in the sixth race, a maiden claimer over 6 1-2 furlongs. Do Da's Princess makes her first start for trainer Jeff Mullins, having been claimed for $40,000 on Feb. 4. Treasure Colony, third in her debut on Feb. 12, and Yesterday's Rose, who is winless in seven starts, will attract support.

The shortest race of the day is the seventh, a sprint over 5 1-2 furlongs for $18,000 to $20,000 claimers. The race has drawn 11 runners, including the speedy Mon Miel, who is trained by Mullins. Going on Again, who drew the rail, will need to use her speed to be effective.

Cozy Guy and Lava Man, the first two finishers of the California Cup Classic last October, switch to turf for the Crystal Water Handicap in the eighth race. Lava Man may be a slight choice, even though Cozy Guy has run well on turf. An 8-1 shot to consider is Cheiron, who closed well through traffic to finish seventh beaten 2 3-4 lengths on Jan. 29.

The main race of the day is the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap over 1 1-8 miles, the championship race of the meeting for older fillies and mares. Miss Loren, the winner of the Santa Maria Handicap; the entry of Good Student and House of Fortune; and A.P. Adventure, who has placed in two stakes at this meeting, are the top contenders in a wide-open race.

The final race is a maiden race over 1 1-8 miles on turf. Mac Rhapsody, Dramatic, Lereyev and Thanks are capable of winning a race that will be difficult for bettors to find a single.