04/09/2002 11:00PM

Santa Anita carryover at $114,773

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ARCADIA, Calif. - A string of longshots on Wednesday at Santa Anita has created a pick six carryover of $114,773 for Thursday's program.

The winners in Wednesday's pick six races were Calista's Star ($6), Guiding Force ($12), Continental Miss ($32), Sotogrande ($17.80), Continental Stitch ($69.20) and Hasta Lavista Baby ($6.60).

Thursday's pick six carryover marks the 22nd time in 76 days of racing at this meeting that the pick six carried forward.

Here is a look at Thursday's pick six races.

In the third race, Shuffling Kid drops into a $80,000 claimer following a fifth in the San Pedro Stakes on March 23. He won the Grade 3 Baldwin Stakes on Feb. 24. His competition includes Diamond Hope, a maiden winner on March 23; Line Rider, who was fifth in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 2; and Greenhills, who was second in a division of the Academy Road Stakes on March 14.

In the fourth race, G.L.'s Gold Strike will not wear blinkers. Run over 6 1-2 furlongs for California-bred $10,000 claimers, the race has drawn six runners who were fifth or worse in their last starts. Dictator, unraced since last May, and Departure Time, who finished third on March 8, are the leading contenders.

In the fifth race, Glorious Linda will be ridden by Martin Pedroza. He replaces David Flores who is traveling to a race in the Middle East this weekend. The race is run on the hillside turf course for fillies and mares entered for claiming prices ranging from $55,000 to $62,500. Color Me Special, who was third after a wide trip on March 16, is expected to be favored.

In the sixth race, Thundering West and Nickel Lou are scratched from a sprint over 6 1-2 furlongs for $10,000 claimers. The frontrunning Instant Karma breaks from the rail, while Jack's Ole' needs a better start than he showed on March 31 to have any chance.

Kevin Krigger, the five-pound apprentice jockey, rides Astra Ridge in the seventh race, another replacement for Flores. Eyes Wide Open, winless in his first two starts in the U.S., will be favored in an allowance race/optional claimer over 1 1-4 miles on turf. He was a winner of a handicap over 1 1-4 miles on turf in France last year and competitive in long races through the summer.

In the eighth race, the two horses on the also-eligible list - Somekindalanding and Pit Drip - are scratched. A maiden claimer run over a mile for 3-year-old fillies, the race lacks a standout. Rather Be Wild, who makes her debut in a maiden claimer, will be well-backed as will Sharsanna and Sandpit's Delight, who were second and third, respectively, at this level on March 16.