May 2, 2021
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Pick 6 carryover of $58K into Thursday’s card at Belmont Park

by Keith McCalmont

Thursday's Pick 6 will be boosted by a $58,516 carryover, as the multi-race wager went unsolved on Sunday at Belmont Park.

The $1 Pick 6, implemented at the current 48-day Belmont spring/summer meet, returned $4,709.50 to bettors who selected 5-of-6 winners correctly.

The sequence kicked off in Race 4 with Joel Rosario guiding Attentive [No. 2, $10] to victory in a 1 1/16-mile claiming event on the turf for trainer Mike Maker.

Manny Franco piloted River Dog [No. 1, $11.40] to a scintillating maiden score in Race 5 for trainer Jeremiah Englehart. The first time starter, by Twirling Candy, covered six furlongs in 1:09.05 in the state-bred sprint.

Rosario struck again in Race 6 with Blue Lou Boyle [No. 10, $8.10], closing down the middle of the track to collar frontrunning Brazillionaire. Hall of Famer Mark Casse trained the winner for Gary Barber.

Safe Conduct [No. 10, $79] blew up the sequence as the longest shot on the board in Race 7, a 1 1/16-mile allowance optional claiming event on the inner turf. With Jose Lezcano up, Safe Conduct made the lead at the stretch call and held off all comers for a 2 ½-length score for trainer Phil Serpe.

Rosario picked up his third win on the card when Vault [No. 1, $8.80] rallied from last-of-6 to capture the featured Grade 2, $200,000 Ruffian for trainer Brad Cox.

Ballydooley [No. 5, $32.40] closed out the difficult sequence under Eric Cancel for trainer Michelle Nevin in Race 9, a six-furlong sprint for maiden claimers on the Widener turf course.

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.

Thursday’s Pick 6 will begin in Race 4 at Belmont, a six-furlong claiming sprint, with a post time of 4:40 p.m. Eastern. The sequence offers three turf races, including an 11-furlong, $90,000 maiden special weight in Race 6 featuring field of 11. First post on Thursday’s nine-race card is 3:05 p.m.

NYRA Bets is the official wagering platform of Belmont Park, and the best way to bet every race of the spring/summer 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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