Saturday’s Cross Country Pick 5 Handles $51,099, Pays Out $2,714

Saturday’s Cross Country Pick 5, featuring action from Aqueduct Racetrack and Tampa Bay Downs, paid $2,714.25 for selecting all five winners for the 50-cent wager. The sequence’s total pool was $51,099.

Aqueduct kicked off the wager when pacesetter Shamrocked had enough racing luck to hold off a late inside rally from Freudian Sip to secure a fifth lifetime victory in a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares. The Michael Miceli trainee held on to win by a nose and returned $5.30 on a $2 win wager as the post-time favorite.

Action shifted to Tampa Bay Downs for the second leg, where Zenden battled a stubborn Souper Stonehenge to secure a second lifetime stakes win in the Pelican going six furlongs. Trained by Carlos David, the 5-year-old son of Fed Biz returned $16.40 for the triumph, which was his first stakes win since taking the Buffalo Man in December 2018 at Gulfstream Park.

Aqueduct took the reins for the middle leg of the sequence, where a field of eight went into line for a six-furlong allowance optional claiming tilt. Krakow Racing and America’s Pastime Stables’ Mi Tres Por Ciento secured command in mid-stretch to notch a 13th lifetime victory. Trained by Mertkan Kantarmaci, the Chilean-bred son of Ocean Terrace paid $13 to win.

Glorious Uncertainty Stable’s Tiz Herself made her eighth lifetime start a winning one in the penultimate leg which was initially scheduled for the turf at Tampa Bay Downs before being moved to one mile and 40 yards on the main track. The daughter of 2011 Whitney and Met Mile winner Tizway was won by 1 ½ lengths as the lukewarm favorite and returned $8.40 for the win.

The curtain closed on the sequence in the Aqueduct finale, where Apex Predator maintained his advantage every step of the six-furlong journey to secure a maiden win at 23rd asking for trainer Mitchell Friedman. Guided by jockey Dylan Davis, Apex Predator paid $11.40.

The minimum bet for the multi-track, multi-race wager is 50 cents. Wagering on the Cross Country Pick 5 is also available on track, on ADW platforms, and at simulcast facilities across the country. Every week will feature a mandatory payout of the net pool.

The Cross Country Pick 5 will continue each Saturday throughout the year. For more information, visit

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