Sep 30, 2021
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Pick 6 carryover of $53K into Friday’s card at Belmont Park

by Keith McCalmont

The Pick 6 on Friday will be bolstered by a $53,716 carryover as the multi-race wager went unsolved on Thursday at Belmont Park. 

The $1 Pick 6 returned $389 to bettors who selected 4-of-6 winners correctly.

Thursday’s sequence kicked off with a major upset in Race 4 as Equal Measure [No. 11, $65] arrived in the nick of time to secure a nose score over 3-1 shot Lido Key in the 1 1/16-mile claiming tilt for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up contested on the firm Widener turf. Dylan Davis engineered the upset for trainer A. C. Avila.

Regal Speaker [No. 7, $10.40] won Race 5, a 1 1/16-mile allowance optional-claiming tilt on the inner turf for state-bred 3-year-olds and up, with Luis Saez up for trainer Danny Gargan. Saez completed a riding double in Race 6, guiding Varatti [No. 8, $9.10] to a 4 1/2-length maiden score at first asking for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher in a 6 1/2-furlong sprint for 2-year-olds on Big Sandy.

Davis piloted his second winner in the sequence when the Charlton Baker-trained Glass Ceiling [No. 1, $11.40] dominated a 6 1/2-furlong allowance sprint on the main track for fillies and mares 3-year-old and up. 

Ballydooley [No. 1, $39.20] provided another significant upset with a prominent score at odds of 18-1 in Race 8, a six-furlong inner turf allowance sprint for 3-year-olds and up. Hall of Famer Javier Castellano rode the winner for trainer Michelle Nevin.

In the Race 9 finale, with the carryover already guaranteed, Amortization [No. 10, $20.40] rallied to victory under Castellano for trainer George Weaver in the 1 1/16-mile claiming test for fillies and mares 3-year-old and up on the Widener turf. 

Friday’s Pick 6 kicks off in Race 4 at 2:34 p.m. Eastern and will include the $125,000 John Hettinger, a nine-furlong inner turf test for state-bred fillies and mares slated for Race 8. First post on the nine-race card is 1 p.m. Eastern. 

America’s Day at the Races will present daily coverage and analysis of the fall meet at Belmont Park on the networks of FOX Sports. For the complete broadcast schedule, visit https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/tv-schedule.

NYRA Bets is the official wagering platform of Belmont Park, and the best way to bet every race of the fall meet. Available to horseplayers nationwide, the NYRA Bets app is available for download today on iOS and Android at www.NYRABets.com.

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