Pomona, Calif. (Sept. 10) - When jockey Alonso Quinonez came from next to last with 33-1 longshot Picassa to win the final race on Wednesday at Fairplex Park, he sent the $2 pick six players reeling.
For the second consecutive afternoon no one was able to tab all the winners the in the exotic wager and there will be a pick six carryover of $138,013 for Thursday's 10-race program.
Only three horses in the final race could have forced a carryover, and one of them, La Cubanita, the longest shot in the field at 42-1, finished second, returning $25.20 to place.
The $1 exacta combining the two longshots, Picassa and La Cubanita, numbers 5 and 11, paid $727.80
A pick six carryover pool of $36,918---the first of the meet---was up for grabs on Wednesday, and bettors pushed another $185,216 through the windows in an attempt to grab the brass ring.
The six winners in the pick six sequence were Tizmet ($9.20), Spellbinding ($12), Fabulous Moolah ($5), Jaguk (22.60), Filter ($4.40) and Picassa ($69.60)
Those patrons tabbing five winners were paid $1,237.80
*Doug O'Neill, the leading trainer by Fairplex in 2007 with 12 victories, saddled his first winner of the 2008 season when Filter ($4.40), ridden by jockey Martin Garcia, won the 11th race, a 6 furlong sprint for $25,000 claiming fillies and mares.
O'Neill had gone winless with his first eight horses.
*Trainer Craig Lewis visited two of his horses in the winner's circle on Wednesday, Flash Dancer ($11.20) and Spellbinding ($12).
The double gave Lewis three winners for the first five days and moved him into a four-way tie for second in the Pomona trainer standings with Jeff Mullins, Gary Sherlock and Frank Monteleone.
Ted H. West clings to the lead with four victories.
No one was able to isolate all the winners in the $1 win pick nine either. There is a carryover pool for Thursday's of $21,956.