Pick 6 carryover of $41K into Saturday’s card at Belmont Park
by Keith McCalmont
Saturday's Pick 6 will be boosted by a $41,572 carryover, as the multi-race wager went unsolved on Friday at Belmont Park.
The $1 Pick 6, implemented at the current 48-day Belmont spring/summer meet, returned $685.50 to bettors who selected 5-of-6 winners correctly.
Friday’s sequence kicked off in Race 4 with Barista Vixen [No. 7, $6.30] capturing a 6 ½-furlong claiming sprint on the main track under Hector Diaz, Jr. for trainer Wayne Potts.
Joel Rosario guided Christophe Clement-trainee Proper Grammar [No. 5, $9.70] to victory in Race 8, a six-furlong inner turf sprint for maiden claimers.
Matty’s Marauder [No. 3, $24.80] provided the biggest price in the sequence when finding the wire first in Race 6, a six-furlong maiden claiming sprint, for jockey Luis Saez and trainer David Donk.
My Lips Are Sealed [No. 4, $8.50] went gate-to-wire in Race 7 as Eric Cancel engineered the frontrunning trip for trainer George Weaver.
The Rosario-Clement tandem struck again in Race 8 as La Dragontea [No. 2, $5.30] outlasted Caen Na Coille in a 1 ¼-mile turf route.
Clement conditioned his third winner in the sequence [and fourth on the card] when Sport Model [No. 4, $24] closed out the card in the ninth race finale, a six-furlong state-bred maiden claiming sprint under jockey Trevor McCarthy.
Featuring a $1 bet minimum and 15 percent takeout, the Pick 6 wager requires bettors to select the first-place finisher of six designated races on the card. A total of 75 percent of the full pool, minus takeout, will be distributed to bettors who select the first-place finisher of all six races. A consolation payout of 25 percent of the net pool will be distributed to tickets selecting 5-of-6 winners.
In the event there are no tickets with six winners, there will be a carryover of 75 percent of the net pool into the next day of the meet with the remaining 25 percent of the net pool distributed as a consolation payout to tickets selecting the first-place finisher in the greatest number of races on the card. On carryover days, the Pick 6 is offered with a 24 percent takeout.
The $1 Pick 6 replaced the Empire 6, a jackpot style wager featuring a $0.20 bet minimum first offered in August 2019 at Saratoga Race Course.
Saturday’s Pick 6 will include four graded stakes, kicking off in Race 6 at 3:34 p.m. Eastern with the Grade 3, $150,000 Beaugay at 1 1/16-miles on turf for older fillies and mares. The sequence will also include the Grade 3, $150,000 Vagrancy for older filly and mare sprinters in Race 7; the Grade 3, $200,000 Peter Pan at nine-furlongs on Big Sandy for sophomores in Race 9; and the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War at 11 furlongs on turf for older horses in Race 11. First post on Saturday’s 11-race card is 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
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