With a mandatory payout in place, Santa Anita officials project Sunday's total 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool could reach the $5 million mark by fourth race post time. And, with a live-money Jackpot carryover of $1,260,210 set to stoke Sunday's pari-mutuel fires, anticipation is running high indeed as Santa Anita approaches the penultimate Sunday of its Winter/Spring Meet.
A whopping $284,905 in “new” money was wagered today, creating a total Jackpot pool of $1,479,890. Although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 10 consolation tickets, each worth a tidy $15,219.
A pair of stakes, the $75,000 Possibly Perfect, for fillies and mares at a mile and one quarter on turf, and the Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed, for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, will highlight Sunday's nine-race program and have slotted as races seven and eight.
The Richard-Baltas-trained Pantsonfire, who will be ridden by Flavien Prat, has been installed as the 2-1 favorite in the Possibly Perfect and Bob Baffert's Grade I Santa Anita Derby winner, Roadster, is the 6-5 favorite in the Affirmed with Mike Smith up.
Approximate post time for Sunday's fourth race is at 2:55 p.m. PT.
First post time is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
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