Horse Racing, Santa Anita Park, Feb. 17


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

 

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