03/17/2008 12:00AM

St. Pat's carryover: $169,000


There might be pot of gold for those chasing rainbows on St. Patrick's Day at Santa Anita on Monday, because the track will seed the pick six with a carryover of $169,781.25 after no one managed to sweep the wager on Sunday.

Monday's card at Santa Anita begins at 1 p.m. Pacific time. It is an eight-race card, so the pick six will begin with the third race, shortly after 2 p.m.

The carryover came at the expense of a bettor who suffered a brutal beat. Santa Anita is offering a new Corvette to any patron who holds the only winning ticket in the pick six, provided the ticket is bought ontrack. To date, no one has driven away with the car.

Heading into the final race Sunday, both Stormy Taters and Perfect Cast were the only horses covered in the pick six. Either would have resulted in a single winning ticket. And both horses were covered on wagers made ontrack.

Stormy Taters shot out of the gate and led the six-furlong race until midstretch, when she was passed by Perfect Cast, who led until two jumps from the wire, when 44-1 longshot Starstruck Kristen caught her, thus producing the carryover and keeping the Corvette in the garage.