The Man o' War Racing Festival card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., became even more enticing when 13-1 longshot Majid (No. 2, $28.20) upset Friday's feature in Race 8, triggering a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $87,484.
Saturday's Pick 6 sequence includes three graded stakes: the Grade 3, $200,000 Beaugay; the $150,000 Runhappy; and the day's feature, the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o' War.
Friday's Pick 6 sequence kicked off with Mickey T (No. 4, $27) at odds of 12-1 in Race 4 with Samuel Camacho Jr. aboard for conditioner Eddie Barker and owners Patricia Fellows and Joseph Trezza. New York-bred juvenile Sky of Hook (No. 1, $25.80) followed in Race 5, breaking his maiden for trainer Rudy Rodriguez and EV Racing Stable.
Junior Alvarado piloted Funny Money Honey (No. 3, $10.40) to an authoritative victory in Race 6 on the inner turf course for trainer Charlie Baker. Identity Politics (No. 2, $4.50) held off stablemate Payne to win Race 7 as the 6-5 favorite.
Following Majid's longest priced victory on the day in Race 8, Lone Pioneer (No. 9, $12) held off stablemate Mandatory Payout to take the day's finale for conditioner Rob Atras.
A consolation payout of $42,550 was awarded to bettors who had five of six winners in the Pick 6.
Live racing resumes on Saturday at Belmont Park for the Man o' War Racing Festival with an 11-race card. First post time is at 1:30 p.m. with the Grade 3, $200,000 Vagrancy kicking off the card in Race 1. The Pick 6 begins in Race 5 with a scheduled post time of 3:40 p.m. ET.
America's Day at the Races will provide live coverage of the Man o' War Racing Festival from 4 -5 p.m. ET on FS2, with coverage extended to 7:30 p.m. on MSG+.
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