HORSE RACING: Today at Santa Anita, Sept. 28


Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

5 Demonica - Got off slowly in debut, then made a nice middle move; ran in the middle of the track, evenly late.

12 Yana - FTS from Bill Spawr who won a nice race on opening day for Jon Lindo; always a danger with Agapito Delgadillo.

Long Shot - 9 Another Victoria

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Southern Strike - Exploded with a big win over $40K maiden claimers; made him eligible for this condition.

6 Topper’s Ghost - Ran well off the claim by John Sadler; tries turf and stretches out for the first time.

Long Shot - 8 Hello Frankie

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf), Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

7 All for Us - Arlington shipper for Tom Proctor; is bred to be a nice horse from the Glen Hill Farm.

10 Cautious Giant - Runs under Carla Gaines who served a suspension during Del Mar; third race is a charm.

Long Shot - 1 Bourne Hot

Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

8 Kristo - Well bet debut, but ended up second best; one step of improvement will make him double tough.

11 Touchdownwilson - Likely named for Seattle QB Russell Wilson; tries blinkers on and should improve.

Long Shot - 1 Candy’s Shoes

Race 5 - 1 1/16th miles, $250,000 Chandelier, Fillies, 2-year-olds

6 Belle of the Fleet - Was flattered when Georgia easily won the opener yesterday; may just be this good.

1 Fascinating - Closed fastest of all in the Debutante to just miss; will improve as the races get longer.

Long Shot - 8 She’s a Tiger

Race 6 - 1 1/4 miles (turf), $250,000 Rodeo Drive, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Tiz Flirtatious - Has not gotten her due as one of the best turf mares in racing; should sit a nice trip.

7 Marketing Mix - Was buried by Euro foes in the Beverly D; this is more her speed and could easily atone.

Long Shot - 1 Topic

Race 7 - 1 1/16th miles, $250,000 Frontrunner, 2-year-olds

6 Tamarando - Top colt in the hands of the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; will sit a trip and come flying late.

7 Dance With Fate - Has outrun his pedigree in last two starts; working well with Rafael Bejarano up.

Long Shot - 4 Can the Man

Race 8 - 1 mile (turf), Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

2 Macaabra - Was a half stride late in her U.S. debut; must avoid the Euro bounce in second local effort.

9 Foxy Boss - Has run a nice series of races since switched to the turf; tactical speed to sit a nice trip.

Long Shot - 4 Bonnie Lesley

Race 9 - 1 1/16th miles, $250,000 Zenyatta, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Beholder - Was resolute in an easy win last time; she is clearly a horse for this Arcadia course.

7 Joyful Victory - Won the Santa Margarita in cruise control this spring; been superbly managed.

Long Shot - 5 Flashy American

Race 10 - 1 1/8th miles, $250,000 Awesome Again, 3-year-olds and up

7 Paynter - Was compromised by a sloppy oval at Saratoga; should rebound over a fast track today.

10 Mucho Macho Man - Has had a tough year, gets Gary Stevens today; returns to the scene of his best race.

Long Shot - 2 Golden Ticket

Race 11 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), $70,000 Unzip Me, Fillies, 3-year-olds

8 Pontchatrain - Like the cutback in distance for going down the hill; should finish well in this spot.

11 Unusual Way - Parking lot posts are good for going down the hill; another cutting back in distance.

Long Shot - 1 Include the Aussie

Best Bet - 6 Belle of the Fleet (race 5)

Santa Anita Friday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/4/$23.60; Long Shots, 8/2/$17.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.20

Santa Anita Totals - 17/4/$23.60; Long Shots, 8/2/$17.80; Best Bets, 1/1/$4.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #1-1A entry Laughing-Tannery (8/5) in race 8 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Tyrus ran out at Churchill Downs. Stats - 151/100/$840.40; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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