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Friday Twilight Card Features Pick Six Carryover of $39,089
Golden Gate Fields kicks off June with an eight-race twilight card Friday. Post time is 3:15 p.m. and there is a carryover of $39,089 in the Pick Six.
The Pick Six, a $2 bet that requires handicappers to pick the winners of six consecutive races, will be held on races three through eight. Post time for the third race is 4:15 p.m.
Following is a look at the races in the Pick Six sequence.
Race 3 – Six fillies and mares will contest this one-mile event for $4,000 claimers. The 8-5 favorite on the morning line is Family Soul, who has finished second in two tries at a mile. The 5-year-old mare should be able to get a win against these rivals.
Race 4 – Seven 2-year-olds, all in for a claiming price of $32,000, will meet in this
4 1/2-furlong maiden dash. The 2-1 choice is Danz With K J, a Lloyd Mason-trained colt who will make his debut under Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze. With the exception of Midway Surf, who beat one horse when he made his debut at Hollywood Park on May 6, all of the entrants are first-time starters.
Race 5 – Eight 3-year-old fillies will match strides on the turf in this one-mile test for $8,000 and $7,000 claimers. Thats Vista’s Girl, who has a win and a second in two tries on grass, is the 8-5 favorite. Risky Allure, who drops in class and will stretch out in distance and race on grass for the first time, rates an upset chance for trainer William E. Morey. Risky Allure is 5-1 and will be ridden by Catalino Martinez.
Race 6 – Ten 2-year-olds, including seven first-time starters, will compete in this
4 1/2-furlong maiden allowance sprint. The 2-1 favorite is Saint Prado, a Kentucky-bred son of Kitten’s Joy and a $50,000 yearling purchase. Trained by Jeff Bonde, Saint Prado gets Baze for his debut. The Steve Specht-trained Coastal Blessing, a California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit, is the 3-1 second choice and looks primed for a big debut effort under jockey Frank Alvarado.
Race 7 – Seven fillies and mares, entered for a claiming tag of $12,500, will contest this 1 1/16-mile grass race. Baze once again rides the favorite – Dubai Perfecto, who is 6-5. Dubai Perfecto is 1-for-20 and has failed as the favorite in her last two races, however, her runner-up try in her most recent outing will likely entice handicappers to give her one more chance.
Race 8 – Seven runners will sprint six furlongs in the nightcap, a $4,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up. East From West, who returned from a seven-month layoff to run second in a similar race on May 18, is the 2-1 favorite under jockey Alejandro Gomez.
Smokin Fame, beaten a neck in a $6,250 claiming sprint on May 12, looks good in this spot.
Racing will continue at Golden Gate Fields Saturday and Sunday. Post time both days is 1:15 p.m. Saturday’s card will be highlighted by the $100,000 Campanile Stakes, a one-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies bred in California. Sunday is Dollar Day (general parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs and sodas are all just a buck each) and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (the track salutes those in law enforcement and invites families to get an up-close look at police cars, fire engines and other equipment).
The spring concert series continues Sunday with The Department of Rock performing on the Trackside Stage.