Today at Santa Anita Park, April 3

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

3 Swan Street Lady - Been a while since I seen a race this slow at Santa Anita; Bobby Wayne Grayson barn can pop a FTS.

2 Indian Fields - A morning line favorite at Santa Anita ran a 0 Beyer speed rating; what does that tell you about the remainder.

Long Shot - 4 La Quillotana

Race 2 - 7 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

2 Vicki Victoria - Richard Baltas barn has had some good moments this meet; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip throughout.

3 Sweetrayofsunshine - Morning line favorite is claim proof in this spot for Bill Spawr; has not raced in 11-months.

Long Shot - 4 Clearly Confused

Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $60,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

2 Tiz Molly - Has had a lot of gaps in her brief resume; she has ability but can’t stay on the racetrack consistently.

6 Caraquista - Edwin Maldonado had choices and opted for this Jeff Bonde filly; don’t mind a parking lot post to stalk from. Shot - 5 Our Pure Creation

Race 4 - 7 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up

7 Mavericks Gun - Has had the audacity to face winners twice while still a maiden; dropping to the lowest class of his life.

4 Take a Risk - Ran a career best in last when dropped down to this $20K price tag; will not find a slower group for this class.

Long Shot - 5 Goyan

Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $25,000, Starter handicap $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

8 Macias - Was meant for better a long time ago; has won twice for Robertino Diodoro and is protected this afternoon.

5 Nahem - Claimed by the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer off a gutsy win; returns to Santa Anita where he has success in the past.

Long Shot - 1 Bobby Flay

Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

1 Rossi Reserve - Old timer has run some good ones but can be camera shy; like the rail post to save every inch of ground.

8 Mahalo Princess - Claimed by Joshua Litt and brought south to SoCal; has run well in limited dirt experience.

Long Shot - 9 Zees Chris

Race 7 - 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

3 Ginger Tap - Third start off a 6-month hiatus; in my eyes is ready to move forward with a much improved effort.

5 Scooter Bird - If the race falls apart, this filly will be moving fastest of all late; big rider switch to Mike Smith.

Long Shot - 6 Passionate Diva

Race 8 - 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

2 Gouyen - Have liked playing Joe Talamo in the day’s finale; this one has tactical speed to protect her inside position.

12 Shakeitupbetty - Second best in last in a good effort; don’t mind the parking lot post because most inside of her can’t run.

Long Shot - 6 Runningwiththelute

Best Bet - 7 Mavericks Gun (race 4)

Santa Anita Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/4/$19.00; Long Shots, 9/2/$16.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.40

Santa Anita Park Totals - 966/271/$1,696.80; Long Shots, 477/70/$750.80; Best Bets, 59/28/$115.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #6 The Brothers Rap (12/1) in race 7 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Joy’s Kitten ran out at Gulfstream. Stats - 55/31/$314.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick


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