Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
6 Xuang Feng - Chinese horse has every right to improve after a win over cheaper; most in form don’t show any form.
1 Close to the Edge - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low level; has won 3 times over Arcadia dirt.
Long Shot - 2 Forin Sea
Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
1 Rangi - Has run 4 very good races down the hillside turf course; will be aided by the turf rail out 8 feet tonight.
5 Snowday - Returns off a 8-month hiatus in a big class relief spot; good placement to gain some confidence and use as a tightener.
Long Shot - 3 Stormberg
Race 3 - 1 mile, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Onna Bugeisha - Speedball must overcome a parking lot post going into the first turn; Victor Espinoza is doing a lot of things right.
1 Seans Silverdancer - Hopefully Cody Autrey brought some stronger talent with him this go around; mare will get a ground saving trip.
Long Shot - 2 Proud Vixen
Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
3 Warren’s Tricia R. - Ran a career best in last when in for a $50K price tag; the drop from MSW is the biggest in horse racing.
8 Peg’s Journey - Tepid chalk is a FTS from Hector Palma in a wide open affair; your edge over me is you can see the tote board action.
Long Shot - 6 Spoiledandentitled
Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
1 Magic Spot - Hector Palma has an outside chance of winning the daily double; this one won two straight races on the grass.
7 Cause Im a Bigshot - Mike Mitchell barn has not skipped a beat since retirement; Phil D’Amato is proving himself daily.
Long Shot - 9 Practising
Race 6 - 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
9 Yard Line - This horse ran fast enough to win a stakes last time, yet lost a MSW; like the subtle cut back in distance too.
5 Big Cazanova - Ran two very sound races on the turf; tried dirt for the first time, has lots to gain, little to lose, with experiment.
Long Shot - 10 Talent Show
Race 7 - 1 1/4 miles (turf, rail at 8 feet), $200,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap, 3-year-olds and up
2 Quick Casablanca - Ron McAnally knows something about South American horses; ran huge in his SoCal debut, and can do better.
3 Bright Thought - Speed in a marathon is really not a bad thing; the pace is usually slow and all the jockeys take a tight hold.
Long Shot - 7 Segway
Race 8 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Incredible Journey - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class; like putting the bugboy Drayden Van Dyke up
8 Brandon’s Princess -
Long Shot - 3 Winninginfashion
Race 9 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
5 It Is Living Water - A.C. Avila barn is heating up since he switched to Tiago Pereira; this journeyman is an underrated rider.
11 Durango Flier - Must overcome a difficult parking lot post; was flattered in last when exiting a key race, better than it looked.
Long Shot - 1 Chattering Gambler
Best Bet - 9 Yard Line (race 6)
Santa Anita Park Friday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/7/$48.20; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Park Totals - 278/77/$486.40; Long Shots, 135/12/$119.80; Best Bets, 15/5/$16.40
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #1-1A Cousin Michael/Groomedforvictory (5/2) in race 8 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Golden Rifle won at Aqueduct paying $5.00 to win, $3.20 to place and $2.80 to show. Stats - 81/47/$447.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick