12/26/2008 12:00AM

Santa Anita opens with carryover of $171,000


ARCADIA, Calif.-A series of mid-priced longshots at Santa Anita on Friday, opening day of the winter-spring meet, led to a carryover of $171,220 for Saturday's nine-race program.

The pick six on Saturday covers the fourth through ninth races on a program that begins at 12:30 p.m. Pacific. There are three stakes in Saturday's pick six races.

The fourth race, an optional claimer over a mile on turf, has drawn eight runners. Sartorial has been scratched. The morning-line favorite is Monterrey Jazz, who won the Grade 3 Texas Mile and Grade 2 Strub Stakes earlier this year.

The fifth race is the California Breeders' Champion Stakes for 2-year-old statebred fillies over seven furlongs. Saucey Evening, fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Oct. 24, will be a strong favorite.

The sixth race is a maiden claimer over 5 1/2 furlongs for 2-year-olds, the first of two divisions. Rochelle's Jimmy, who drew the outside post in a field of 10, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite.

The next two races are stakes - the $70,000 Eddie Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds over a mile on turf and the $250,000 La Brea Stakes, a Grade 1 for 3-year-old fillies over seven furlongs.

The Logan has eight entrants. Kelly Leak, who finished first in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar in August and was disqualified and placed fourth for causing interference, will be favored in the Logan, searching for his first stakes win.

Indian Blessing, second to Ventura in the BC Filly and Mare Sprint here on Oct. 24, will be a short-priced favorite in the La Brea, and a key selection on many pick six tickets.

The final race is a maiden claimer for 2-year-olds over 5 1/2 furlongs, the second division of the sixth race. Dial Four Peace will be favored in the field of 10.