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Pick Six Carryover At GGF Reaches $335,167 After Longshots Win Back-To-Back Races
Longshots scored victories in back-to-back races Thursday at Golden Gate Fields, spurring a Pick Six carryover of $335,167 into Friday’s racing program.
First post Friday is 12:45 p.m. and the Pick Six, which challenges bettors to select the winners of six consecutive races, will be held on races three through eight. Post time for the third race is 1:47 p.m.
Enticed by a carryover of $106,725, handicappers bet $427,615 into the Pick Six pot Thursday but still couldn’t come up with a perfect ticket. There were six tickets that had five of the six winners and the owners of those tickets received a very nice consolation payoff of $16,317.
Country Gold, a 45-to-1 shot ridden by Catalino Martinez, and One Mo, an 11-to-1 outsider ridden by Jesus Velazquez, delivered a deadly one-two punch to most Pick Six players when they won the fifth and sixth races, respectively.
Country Gold rallied from eighth in a field of nine to win the six-furlong fifth race by a half-length over 3-to-5 favorite Just Tappin It. Country Gold, owned and trained by Angel Guerrero, paid $92.60.
One Mo led from start to finish while capturing the six-furlong sixth race by 1 3/4 lengths over 12-to-1 shot Dancing Yodeler. Trained by Nick Sloan and owned in partnership by Sloan and Kevin Birdsall, One Mo paid $25.60.
The other winners in the Pick Six sequence were Cashmere Mist ($8.40) in the third race, Siberian Rush ($12.60) in the fourth, Lit de Bet ($3.80) in the seventh, and Alashir’s Storm ($20.60) in the eighth.