Singles for Pick 6 carryovers at Aqueduct, Fair Grounds

February 10th, 2024

Bettors have a couple of non-jackpot Pick 6 carryovers to pursue on Saturday afternoon.

At Aqueduct, the $1 Pick 6 has tossed up a carryover worth $16,810. Meanwhile at Fair Grounds, the prize pool for their $1 Pick 6 stands at $7,143.

We’ve analyzed the entries and identified one single in each sequence to build tickets around:

Aqueduct, Race 5: $16,810 Pick 6 carryover (1:50 p.m. ET)

Best single; Race 9: #7 Saddle Up Jessie (8-5)

The feature event on Aqueduct’s Saturday card is Race 9, the $150,000 Heavenly Prize S. for fillies and mares racing one mile on dirt. Brisnet Speed ratings and overall form lines suggest morning line favorite Saddle Up Jessie is a formidable win threat and a viable Pick 6 single.

Saddle Up Jessie has compiled a 6-4-2-0 record on dirt since switching to the care of trainer Brittany Russell. She’s been particularly sharp as of late, dominating the Carousel S. and a $40,000 allowance optional claimer at Laurel before finishing second by a neck in Aqueduct’s 1 1/8-mile Ladies S.

The Ladies winner, Comparative, came right back to win the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park, so Saddle Up Jessie’s narrow defeat can be viewed in a positive light. The 95 Brisnet Speed rating she posted is easily the highest last-number number belonging to any horse in the Heavenly Prize field, so we expect Saddle Up Jessie to deliver a comfortable victory on Saturday.

Fair Ground, Race 4: $7,143 Pick 6 carryover (2:30 p.m. ET)

Best single: Race 4: #2 Candy Bar (5-2)

Fillies and mares will sprint about 5 1/2 furlongs on turf in Race 4, a maiden special weight. Candy Bar might not be a winning machine (she’s 0-for-5 so far), but the morning line favorite looks ready to break through on Saturday.

Candy Bar has cracked the trifecta in three straight maiden special weights sprinting on turf, including a couple at Fair Grounds. She missed by only one length when second in an about 5 1/2-furlong contest on Jan. 13, her most recent race.

There isn’t much speed in Saturday’s field, so Candy Bar—who has raced close to the pace in three of her five starts—figures to secure a favorable trip on or near the lead. Throw in the fact jockey Reylu Gutierrez and trainer Bret Calhoun have won at a 28% rate teaming up together over the last two months, and the stage appears set for Candy Bar to nab her first win.

Good luck!