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Dual Carryovers Thursday At Golden Gate Fields
The racing week at Golden Gate Fields begins Thursday with carryovers in both the Pick 5 and Pick 6.
The 50-cent Pick 5, which challenges handicappers to pick the winners of the last five races on the program, has a carryover of $35,888. There is a carryover of $26,583 in the Pick Six, a $2 wager in which bettors try to pick the winners of the last six races on the card.
Golden Gate Fields will present a seven-race card Thursday, meaning races three through seven will makeup the Pick 5 sequence and races two through seven will makeup the Pick 6.
Following are the top two selections in the Golden Gate Fields House Handicap for races two through seven: #6 Olympic Savage (10-1 on the morning line) and #4 Dynavixen (Even) in race two; #2 The Perfect Lemon (2-1) and #5 Unmatched Force
(9-2) in the race three; #1 Dancing Yodeler (6-1) and #7 Cahill Report (4-1) in race four; #8 Gothamcityslicker (6-1) and #3 Drewthetiger (8-5) in race five; #3 Falling Knife (2-1) and #2 C C’s Diamond (6-1) in race six; and #3 Hard To Be Humble (9-2) and #9 Life Is A Rock (9-2) in race seven.
Gates open at 10 a.m. and post time is 12:45 p.m. The Pick 6 will get underway at approximately 1:15 p.m. (post time for race two) and the Pick 5 at approximately
1:45 p.m. (post time for race three).
Important Derby Preps Saturday -- Two major Kentucky Derby prep races, the
$1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park and the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, will be simulcast to Golden Gate Fields Saturday. Both races will be run at 1 1/8-miles.
War Academy, a promising colt from the Bob Baffert barn, is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the Arkansas Derby, which attracted a field of 10. War Academy is coming off a dominating victory in a 1 1/16-mile allowance race at Santa Anita.
A full field of 14, plus an also eligible, was entered in the Blue Grass Stakes. Uncaptured, a colt who has already won five stakes, is the 7-2 morning line favorite in a wide open race.
Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation. The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.