Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita Park, Feb. 22


By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $16,000, 4-year-olds and up

3 Willie Brown - Ran well enough last time to beat this bunch; tiny edge in a well matched field.

5 Iron Joe T - Like the cut back in distance and should be finishing fast; value with Agapito Delgadillo riding.

Long Shot - 4 Magic Beam

Race 2 - 1 mile, Purse $65,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up

3 Sky Kingdom - Won last time off a year hiatus; he has a lot of ability as he wons thru his conditions.

4 Gallant Fields - New York invader won’t have Rick Dutrow to kick around any more; let’s see how he holds up here class wise.

Long Shot - 5 Hoorayforhollywood

Race 3 - 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

4 Prettypriceygirl - Garrett Gomez had choices and opted to ride for Julio Canani; will sit a trip and come rallying late.

3 Hidden Passion - Just missed in a game try last time to Miss Communication; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.

Long Shot - 1 Sweet Baguette

Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

3 Funny Gal - Sliding back to the price tag she last won at; tactical speed to sit mid-pack and rally into the pace.

6 Dangerous Affair - Runs first time for a price tag; Julien Leparoux appears to be adapting to SoCal pace scenarios.

Long Shot - 1 Sultry Season

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

2 Miss Becca - Faced much tougher in a first level allowance in last; now racing for a $32K price tag.

9 Ms. G. I. Jane - Reunited with Agapito Delgadillo after winning last time under Rafael Bejarano; switch will help her value.

Long Shot - 5 Cayanna

Race 6 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

6 Fit to Rule - Class relief to face a much easier crew tonight; Doug O’Neill adding blinkers on.

2 Mr T Bird - Broke his maiden in last, now facing winners for the first time; it’s a big class rise.

Long Shot - 5 Batti Man

Race 7 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $30,000, Claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up

5 Twin Six - Rafael Bejarano is winning at 26 percent this meet; he is one jockey who doesn’t miss Joel Rosario.

3 Atticus Jack - Sliding down the claiming ladder in search of his friends; will sit closer to the pace on the stretch out.

Long Shot - 8 Slammer Time

Race 8 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Hidethegoodstuff - Could culminate a big day for Rafael Bejarano; after two strong seconds, can break thru in here.

7 Northern Flight - More Julien Leparoux action; figures to sit in arrears and come rallying down the center lane.

Long Shot - 2 Girl On the Lam

Best Bet - 4 Hidethegoodstuff (race 8)

Santa Anita Park Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/3/$12.60; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60

Santa Anita Park Totals - 590/161/$1,064.50; Long Shots, 291/36/$413.20; Best Bets, 33/12/$50.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #4 Carnival Kid (8/5) in race 1 at Oaklawn Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Integrity ran second at Gulfstream Park paying $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats - 30/22/$163.00; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick


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