TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $26,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
2 One World - Taking a huge class drop racing first time for a price tag; exiting a series of bullet workouts.
1 Valentine’s Boy - Chalk draws the rail to save all the ground; Martin Pedroza exits a profitable day on Thursday.
Long Shot - 6 I Run for Fun
Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 4-year-olds and up
1 Wild Media - Has run 3 good races in a row without graduating; has speed to lead or sit just off the early pace.
2 Candy’s Jewel - Key for me is the ultimate equipment change, he’s a first time gelding; expect improvement tonight.
Long Shot - 8 Caveman Keno
Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $35,000, Maiden claiming $75,000, 3-year-olds
1 Grant Giant - Beaten twice in a row as the favorite; like that Rafael Bejarano stays loyal to the cause.
7 Wild Student - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; leap of faith in Garret Gomez riding back.
Long Shot - 6 Say Ow
Race 4 - 7 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
9 Roll Your Eyes - Claimed by Jack Carava and spotted nicely to win first out; good post in this elongated sprint.
2 Rossi Reserve - Had a miserable trip in last, so draw a line thru it; Vann Belvoir can make amends in here.
Long Shot - 8 Magic Mama
Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
10 Puff Pastry - Strong second last time in a career best effort; similar race tonight can get her photo taken.
2 Sidepocket Run - The less starts the better when some look like professional maidens already; has lots of room to improve.
Long Shot - 5 Lakeside Bride
Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds
9 Indian Classic - Been away 7-months since a strong second in debut; watch the tote board for additional clues.
6 Wild Tony - Speedball tactics in a potential no passing zone race; no sense trying to rate this one.
Long Shot - 3 Bob Consultation
Race 7 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds
4 Surfcup - Bob Baffert colt has been ambitiously placed in stakes; gets class relief tonight in first level allowance.
1 China Prince - Never got in the hunt last out in a stakes; his best races were over synthetics, now trying turf.
Long Shot - 2 Back to Bako
Race 8 - 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
6 Party Bus - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to beat these.
5 Tiz the Bliz - FTS from Jeff Bonde; this race is full of slowpokes for a beginner may not be a bad idea.
Long Shot - 2 Medusalina
Best Bet - 4 Surfcup (race 7)
Santa Anita Park Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/2/$15.20; Long Shots, 8/2/$21.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Park Totals - 657/172/$1,135.50; Long Shots, 323/42/$475.60; Best Bets, 37/14/$57.40
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #4 Metal Firecracker (6/1) in race 8 at Laurel Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Two Left Shoes ran out at Fair Grounds. Stats - 34/25/$176.30; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick