Today at Santa Anita Park
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $31,000, 3-year-olds
6 Tummel - Stretching out around 2-turns for the first time; should have plenty of speed to attend the early pace.
1 Good Luck Redd - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; saves all the ground and grinds late.
Long Shot - 5 Trucial State
Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds
5 Three Vases - Tipped his hand in debut when second in a Del Mar stakes; sharp graduation in last from parking lot post 12.
2 Spirit Rules - Like the cut back in distance after a good route in last; should have energy then for a late charge.
Long Shot - 1 Exotic Slew
Race 3 - 5 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds
3 Patriotic Lion - Freddie Lenclud and Patrick Biancone won their first race of the meet in last night's finale; expect more to come.
6 Pac Ten Wildcat - FTS from Bob Baffert in a non-descript maiden claiming sprint; need not be much to win or get a good piece.
Long Shot - 4 Mel and Al
Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $60,000, Optional claiming 462,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
7 Teroda - Has proven to be a versatile hard tryer, long or short, turf or synthetics; one caveat, her one poor race was on dirt.
2 Talktoomuch - Mike Mitchell barn is starting to heat up good; second start off a 5-month hiatus, will be firing late.
Long Shot - 1 Hard to Resist
Race 5 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up
8 Apply - Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this career low; has shown enough to earn the favoritism over this motley crew.
2 Sidepocket Kid - He likes to run second so that's where I'll pick him today; has earned 4 straight paychecks in a row.
Long Shot - 9 Pleasant Soul
Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Claiming $10,000, 4-year-olds
10 Edgewick Road - Huge class drop gives him a tiny edge over the Mike Mitchell drop down; Alonso Quinonez will sit and fire late.
6 Stormin Proud Papa - Another live Mike Mitchell runner today; Joel Rosario won on him for $12,500, now drops to $10K.
Long Shot - 11 mack's Gold Bullet
Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up
2 Rauschenberg - Sleeper pick is among a few in here flattered when Carbonite won next out; can carve out a good trip inside.
8 Chosen Miracle - Speedball will relish the turf rail out 15 feet; simple strategy for Joe Talamo, just pop the gate and go.
Long Shot - 6 El Mirage King
Race 8 - 7 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
12 Si Mar's Dear - Could cap an equador if Mike Mitchell fires on all his starters; gives the 10-pound bugboy a live one.
7 Russian Bayou - Exits a NW2L for this $8K class; looks like a class drop, but he is exiting a condition claiming race.
Long Shot - 9 For You My Heart
Best Bet - 3 Patriotic Lion (race 3)
Santa Anita Park Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$23.20; Long Shots, 8/1/$18.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.20
Santa Anita Park Totals - 525/133/$820.40; Long Shots, 265/40/$478.00; Best Bets, 30/16/$57.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Guam Typhoon (7/5) in race 3 at Tampa Bay Downs. For scoring purposes, we'll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Superior Sarah won at Aqueduct paying $3.40 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats - 28/20/$201.10; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick