Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, April 10


Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up

4 Road Ready - Gritty win last time in this class; hope here is that he can repeat the effort.

2 Newfound Gold - Won for $10K now slides down one notch in class; the logical one to beat.

Long Shot - 5 Space Runner

Race 2 - 7 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Courageous Call - Strong meet continues for Ron Ellis; this filly showed solid improvement in first SoCal start.

2 Dancinginthestreet - Closed well in last and now stretches out today; key vote comes from Rafael Bejarano up.

Long Shot - 5 Mum

Race 3 - 1 1/4 miles, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

6 Seeking the West - More Ron Ellis love as all his stock is running well; tactical speed to sit a nice trip.

5 Footbridge - Switches back to dirt after a good sod effort; has been in the money 4-of-5 main track tries.

Long Shot - 1 Woodmans Luck

Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

8 Alice Roadtrain - Peter Miller filly was put on the engine in last and almost lasted; may not be much early speed in here.

1 Betty Bing Bing - Two of her better races have been with the price tag on her; can save all the groung from the rail

Long Shot - 5 New Nature

Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up

6 Smart N Dreamy - Second start off the claim by Jerry Hollendorfer; like the rider switch to Rafael Bejarano.

1 Elegant - Returns off a 9-month sabbatical; Doug O’Neill puts her in a claim proof spot, a positive maneuver.

Long Shot - 5 Spiced Latte

Race 6 - 5 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up

8 Slight Edge - He is a 6-YO 0-for-17 horse, yet has a big shot; the trainers in this race have combined for 1 win this year.

7 Neurosurgeon - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; one of the worst races of the meeting.

Long Shot - 6 Storm Bid

Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

7 Mark of a Gem - Lost by a dirty nose to Noise of the Crowd in last; will try to turn the tables with better tactics.

2 Noise of the Crowd - Won in this class last time and now is exposed for $20K; leap of faith in Rafael Bejarano.

Long Shot - 5 Tiz a Kiss

Race 8 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

6 Closet E - After 2 seconds in a row, got claimed by Robertino Diodoro; will try to get this one over the hump tonight.

8 Warrensgoldenyears - Stride late last time in a much improved effort; Rafael Bejarano sticks around for the finale.

Long Shot - 1 He’s a Real Keeper

Best Bet - 6 Seeking the West (race 3)

Santa Anita Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/6/$56.60; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$14.40

Santa Anita Park Totals - 1,037/293/$1,861.40; Long Shots, 512/74/$794.40; Best Bets, 63/31/$142.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Bull Dozer (9/2) in race 8 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Thieves Guild ran out at Keeneland. Stats - 59/34/$333.30; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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