There is not simpler way to kill the payouts of a Pick 6 than to throw a dead heat situation into the mix, and that's what happened in the fourth leg of yesterday's $500k carryover at Hollywood Park as Our Shorty and Mesa Thunder could not be separated at the wire.
The entire sequence turned out to be fairly formful with the exception of the first leg where Knockout Artist (8/1) pulled an upset while 9/5 favorite Fire Break simply didn't show up.
There were a couple of "almost" upsets on the day: 2/5 favorite Nostalgic Bid held off 12/1 Boomtown in the final strides to win by a head at the wire, and Dawnie Macho outlasted 20/1 first time starter Izshelegal to prevent any serious bombs from coming home.
Race 4: Knockout Artist - $17.40
Race 5: Ten's Salty Sally - $5.20
Race 6: Nostalgic Bid - $2.80
Race 7: [DEAD HEAT] Our Shorty - $8.00, Mesa Thunder - $9.40
Race 8: Dawnie Macho: $7.00
Race 9: Stormin Rae: $9.00