Pick 6 Betting Preview: Golden Gate $11,312 Carryover – November 11, 2013

Matt Carter

November 11th, 2013

There is a pick-6 carryover of just over $11,000 on Monday at Golden Gate Fields for their Veteran’s Day card, which starts with the second race, a maiden claiming race going five and one-half furlongs.

The even money morning line favorite for the sprint is Geno’s Bambino, who just finished second at the level three weeks ago. The gelded son of Decarchy led late, but was just caught near the wire and had to settle for the place. He looks like a single to kick off the pick-6.

Happybrithdaybaby and Flying Gwen look best in race four, a claiming race for fillies and mares. My Gal Candy is the third choice and is making her third start off the layoff, but finished two and one-quarter lengths behind Flying Gwen in her last two starts. Happybirthdaybaby is the only filly not coming out of the same race on October 26 as she drops out of a stakes race at Stockton; she is three-for-three at Golden Gate.

Prince Dr is the 6-5 morning line favorite for race four, but may be vulnerable from the rail draw. Jockey Russell Baze will have to motor out of the gate to get position. Others to consider are Papa’s Trashed, Wild Code, Top Suite and long shot Rainbow Tower.

Race five is a good spot to take a shot against the 5-2 morning line favorite Sparkle Joel. The five furlong distance may not suit the five-year-old gelding and he has only two wins in his last 27 starts. He has one win in 12 starts at the distance and one win in 18 over synthetics. Kukalaki is speed as is Gatitocee. Late Night Sky and Rock of Ages are dropping in class, but are also coming out of route races, not an ideal scenario at this abbreviated distance.

The first route race of the day is for $8,000 maiden claimers and a field of nine will break from the gate. The morning line favorite, Wild Ruler, drew post nine and must work out a trip from there. He is likely to break and take back off the pace. Miss Conception comes out of a five and one-half furlong race and jockey Frank Alvarado may try to steal it on the front end. Angel of Harlan and Lady Liz drop in class, but Lady Liz has already lost at this level before. Roxie Hart was two and one-half lengths behind the favorite last out, but should be fitter in her second start off the layoff.

The finale is a one-mile grass race and the pick is going to be Wild Bella, who is 6-1 on the morning line. The four-year-old Decarchy filly steps up in distance, but should sit just off the early pace of Just Have’n Fun, Sophisticated and the morning line favorite, Suances Flower. Suances Flower drew post seven so jockey Russell Baze may opt to take her just off the pace. Astuzia and Miss Nikki J have combined to only win six times in 56 starts, but they will be running late in what should be a swift pace. There could be big balloons for the end of the pick-6.

First post at Golden Gate is 3:45 pm ET with race two scheduled to break from the gate at 4:16.