Horse Racing, Santa Anita Park,April 5


Today at Santa Anita Park

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

5 Shrug - Huge class drop points to an obvious contender; like that Garrett Gomez is taking the call.

4 Via Verde - Ran awful in last off the claim by Mark Glatt; key vote is from Rafael Bejarano, a leap of faith.

Long Shot - 3 Domonation

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

5 Warren's Jazz Walk - Been second in 3 of last 4 starts; she may inherit the lead as this field is moribund.

6 Warrens China Doll - Didn't have much of a chance in last after a tardy beginning; Omar Figueroa will add to the price.

Long Shot - 4 Juleps and Roses

Race 3 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, Fillies, 3-year-olds

7 Belle Passe - Joel Rosario had choices and opted for this Peter Eurton filly; remarkable rally to win last out.

2 Starry Skies - Was flattered when Best Present Ever won next out; won despite a slow start, but a fast finish.

Long Shot - 5 Vegas Babe

Race 4 - 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds

7 Splendid Fortune - Bob Baffert filly did everything but win last time; his babies improve second time out.

5 Propero - Mike Mitchell FTS gets the services of Joel Rosario; watch the tote board for clues.

Long Shot - 4 Instant Royalty

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

10 Comin Easy - Like the parking lot post down the hillside turf course; an Unusual Heat should adore the grass.

8 Unbridled Ambition - Logical favorite is strictly the one to beat; favored in debut and came up just short.

Long Shot - 6 Gypsy Friday

Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

1 American Lady - One of the best filly sprinters in the country; returns off a non-effort in the Test at Saratoga.

6 Mildly Offensive - Half the field is returning off long vacations; suspect a stalking trip off the favorite.

Long Shot - 2 Miss Radiance

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

1 Triveni - Seems like Joel Rosario rode half the field last out; he opted to ride for Simon Callaghan, enough for me.

6 Caelis - After two seconds, Peter Miller switches to Garrett Gomez for the money shot; figures to be flying fast late.

Long Shot -3 Born Lucky

Race 8 - 1 mile, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up

1 Lana's Smile - Sprinter stretching out looks like potential lone early speed; Eswan Flores should hit the gas pedal early.

7 Wild Revenge - Kayla Stra had choices here, that doesn't happen often; huge class dropper from Julio Canani.

Long Shot - 6 Hammurabi

Best Bet - 1 Triveni (race 7)

Santa Anita Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/4/$19.80; Long Shots, 9/2/$18.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals - 982/254/$1,588.00; Long Shots, 496/74/$857.00; Best Bets, 56/22/$77.80

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Dr. Tom G (6/1) in race 7 at Gulfstream Park. For scoring purposes, we'll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Swift Warrior ran out at the Fair Grounds. Stats - 53/39/$346.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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