01/09/2009 12:00AM

Twin bombers create $423K carryover for Friday


ARCADIA, Calif. - An upset victory by Where's Scarlet ($94.60) in Thursday's fifth race at Santa Anita has led to a double pick six carryover of $423,985 for Friday's program.

Where's Scarlet was the longest shot in the field. As difficult as she was to find in the pick six, her victory was preceded by an upset win by Tavern ($50.60) in the fourth race. Consecutive wins from those horses left many tickets out of the pick six sequence.

Friday's pick six covers the third through eighth races on an eight-race program that begins at 1 p.m.

Friday's pick six includes five sprints - four on the Pro-Ride main track and one on the hillside turf course - and an allowance race at 1 1/4 miles on turf.

The third and fourth races have small fields, with six runners in the third race. Pride is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the third race, an optional claimer on the hillside turf course.

In the fourth race, Malibu Artiste is the lukewarm 5-2 morning-line favorite. The race is an $85,000 to $100,000 claimer for maidens at six furlongs.

The fifth race is a maiden special weight t 5 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-old statebreds. Vaundell, Negreanu, and Too Much Heat will lead the betting.

The sixth race is a sprint for $12,500 claimers who have not won twice. Tribal Deal, the mount of leading jockey Garrett Gomez, should be favored. Gomez has the likely favorite in the seventh race in Good Request. The final race has the largest field of the day - 12 runners in a maiden claimer at 5 1/2 furlongs. Raise Again is scratched. Tricki Operator, who inherits the rail after the scratch, and Saint's Crown, who starts from the outside, are the leading hopes.