Updated on 09/16/2011 7:08AM

Santa Anita carryover reaches $243,519


Bettors failed to conquer the pick six at Santa Anita on Saturday, leaving a massive carryover of $243,519 for Sunday's program.

The pick six was so tricky on Saturday that the consolation paid $1,863.60 for tickets with four winners.

The carryover is higher than normal for a weekend because of interest in Saturday's Santa Anita Derby program. The Santa Anita Derby, won by Came Home, the favorite, was not part of Saturday's pick six.

There were few scratch-time changes for Sunday's program. The pick six covers the fourth through ninth races.

The fourth race is for maidens over 1 1-8 miles on turf. The race drew eight and is led by Pressure Play, the 5-2 morning-line favorite. A 4-year-old trained by Wally Dollase, Pressure Play was second in his last start after leading to the final furlong.

In the fifth race, a starter allowance over six furlongs, La Bandera is a logical contender if he duplicates his last start on March 28 when he won a maiden race for California-bred claimers by 4 1-2 lengths. Daring Bandit, Bull Ryder, Knish, Glitterbend and Mighty Max also won their last starts, making the race more competitive.

In the sixth race, Poker Willy is a gelding. Run over 5 1-2 furlongs, the race drew eight California-bred maidens. The Baffert-trained Drumo was third in his last start on March 9 on Golden Gate Fields, the best form of the entrants who have started. There are six first-time starters.

The Grade 3 Las Cienegas Handicap on the hillside turf course is the seventh race. Bobby Frankel has two leading contenders - Rolly Polly and Twin Set.

Penny Marie, who won the Winter Solstice Handicap on March 7, may be a slight favorite.

In the eighth race, a $60,000 allowance race/optional claimer over a mile on the main track, Kela returns from an eight-month layoff. He won 2 of 4 starts last spring and summer. Dauphin, an allowance race winner for Bruce Headley on March 23, and Resolve, unraced since winning the Last Chance Derby at Turf Paradise on Dec. 30, will be well-backed.

The final race is a sprint for maiden claimers. Flag Stealer, third in his only start last March, debuts for trainer Darrell Vienna, who is always tough off a layoff.