Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, April 12


Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

4 Time for Angie - Big class drop from $50K to $16K for this; might be a toss for some were it not for Rafael Bejarano up.

2 Divine Way - Claimed by Robertino Diodoro for $20K, re-entered for $16K; barns been winning races at a sneaky good percentage.

Long Shot - 1 Frandontjudge

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

2 Pennies From Denny - Been away since August, but showed some fight at this class; facing an extremely slow group tonight.

6 Dream Baby - Speedy sort in a paceless looking field; expect bugboy Drayden Van Dyke to send from the get go.

Long Shot - 1 Italian Baba

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds

9 Star Act - Been second best twice now under Gary Stevens; Drayden Van Dyke takes over for his mentor trainer Tom Proctor.

5 Sedona Gal - Outran her 56/1 odds in last when beaten only 3-lengths; won’t be near that price this afternoon.

Long Shot - 1 Disregarded

Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Profire - Has a tendency to nibble, but faces a slow group today; Pick 6 carryover starts here at $54K.

8 Slewissurfing - Ron Ellis barn can do no wrong this meet; adding blinkers on for second start, expect some improvement.

Long Shot - 4 Ice Cream Truck

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs, (turf, rail at 8 feet), $100,000 Las Cienegas, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

4 Biorhythm - This could be a big day for bugboy Drayden Van Dyke; he has a lot of live mounts today, just needs racing luck.

5 Sky High Gal - Exits a winning race down the hill in the Wishing Well; clearly a good sign for a possible repeat race.

Long Shot - 1 Ciao Bella Luna

Race 6 - 7 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds

8 Top Fortitude - Sight unseen since an impressive debut win in November; given time to mature, Aaron Gryder takes over tonight.

9 True Ten - Vladimir Cerin barn has been heating up this meet; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano signals intent.

Long Shot - 6 Chelios

Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

10 Intoxicating Move - The parking lot post down the hillside turf course is an advantage; turf rail is out 8 feet today.

6 Blake’s Magic - Aaron Gryder gets back to back live mounts on the card; a more than capable rider with the right horses.

Long Shot - 3 Lets Get Frisky

Race 8 - 6 1/2 furlongs, $200,000 Potrero Grande, 4-year-olds and up

6 Wild Dude - Did everything but win in a blanket finish of the San Carlos; chased Sahara Sky who is a big time sprint star.

2 Wine Police - Peter Miller continues to do well with New Mexico imports; shows the talent gap has been narrowed.

Long Shot - 7 Big Macher

Race 9 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $35,000, Maiden claiming $75,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Cowtownmary - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; this Franco kid can ride some.

9 Distillery - Bit long in the tooth with 0-for-19 resume; key vote is return visit from leading jockey Rafael Bejarano.

Long Shot - 5 Troy Story

Best Bet - 9 Star Act (race 3)

Santa Anita Park Friday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$42.80; Long Shots, 7/1/$17.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals - 1,068/304/$1,939.40; Long Shots, 526/75/$812.00; Best Bets, 65/31/$142.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Dimension (8/1) in race 7 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Malibu Yankee ran out at Keeneland. Stats - 61/34/$333.30; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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