01/16/2009 12:00AM

Santa Anita carryover tops $460,000


ARCADIA, Calif. - The longshots continue to dominate racing at Santa Anita. So do the carryovers. Mission Viejo Halo ($68.80) won Thursday's seventh race as the longest shot in the field, leading to a two-day carryover of $461,236 for Friday's program.

Friday's pick six covers the third through eighth races. There was one early scratch as of Thursday - Tribunal Blues in the fourth race.

The pick six features five main track sprints and a one-mile maiden race on turf.

The third race, a sprint for $45,000 to $50,000 claimers, has seven entrants. Tommys Luck, second by a half-length at this level on Dec. 20, is the morning-line favorite. Recoil, who drew the rail, drops from an allowance race in an attempt to end a five-race losing streak.

The fourth race is a maiden claimer at six furlongs. Elusive Chief, unraced since July, drops from $50,000 claimers for maidens to the $25,000 level and is a strong favorite on the morning line.

The fifth race is more wide open. Run at six furlongs for $12,500 claimers that have not won twice, the race features 11 runners. Saucey Officer, Alex's Wish, A Song at Twilight, and No Cream or Sugar are expected to dominate the betting.

The lone turf race, for statebreds, has eight entrants. Magic Launch, beaten a nose on Dec. 11 at Hollywood Park, will be the betting choice. Kaptain Kordough, who drew the rail, will try to end a six-race losing streak.

The seventh race, an allowance at six furlongs, is led by Onetimeatbandcamp, who was second in an allowance race on Dec. 6; and Aggie Engineer, who was third in an allowance race at Hollywood Park in December, his first start in 10 months.

The final race is a maiden claimer with 14 entrants. Voodoo's Vision and Lucky Losty figure to dominate the betting.