Pick 6 Preview: Santa Anita $43,178 Carryover - March 22, 2013
Incetivize, Russel’s Run, Candy’s Jewel, Southern Heart, Indian Gods and Sports Report are all between 5-2 and 6-1 on the morning line and are worth a look in the maiden claimer at one mile on the turf. Only Incentivize and Candy’s Jewel have run around two turns on the turf in their career.
Girl On the Lam is going to be favored in race four, a state-bred maiden special weight for fillies and mares. The Ten Most Wanted filly exits a second place finish a month ago and can win with a pressing trip. Check out the double probables from race three to four to see if any other contender is taking money.
Back on the turf for race five, a starter allowance at one mile for fillies and mares. Cavalletta is the lukewarm favorite at 3-1 and just missed by a neck at this level two back. Pure Blush and Sense of a Woman can improve dirt to turf while Fluxx is a use if you can afford it. Fluxx has not been to the races since March 2012, but her trainer is 26% off the layoff and gets the excellent turf rider Core Nakatani in the irons.
Race six, a claiming race for four-year-olds and upward which have never won three races, is a mess. The field of nine looks like a good spot to spread with seven of the horses between 3-1 and 8-1 on the morning line. There looks to be a ton of speed signed on for the six and one-half furlong race so even the turf closer Bev N Bud has a shot. If Leothelion is ready to roll off the long layoff, he wins for fun.
Saint Loup is probably going to be the most backed favorite on the card. The French-bred colt was well bet in his last start, but could not close the gap against runaway winner Bright Though, who came right back to score an upset in a Grade 2 at Santa Anita. Saint Loup picks up Garrett Gomez in the irons and should go lower than his 6-5 morning line. Unstopper Topper and Unusual Beam will try to take them as far as they can go in a race that has no early pace.
Blazen All Star looks like the right filly to get the job done in the finale. She was second in her last start with almost three lengths separating her and the filly in third. Others to consider are Victoria’s On Fire, stretching out to two turns for the first time, Alissa G, on the return to dirt, and La Pomme d’Amour, making her second career start.
The sequence looks very playable with a couple of favorites that look best to win and the other races that can go a number of ways.