TODAY AT SANTA ANITA: Oct. 14, 2013


Post Time 1 p.m. Race 1 - 1 mile, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up

1 Moment of Weakness - Gutsy win last time versus $8K foes; both starts for Vann Belvoir has shown a solid improvement.

4 Titian - Tepid chalk in a wide open opener; second start off the claim by Robertino Diodoro.

Long Shot - 10 Noble Kent Race 2 - 1 mile, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

8 Appearance - Was put into a Fairplex stakes while still a maiden; drops in for a maiden claiming price.

3 Miss Fast Eddie - Hot combo of Doug O’Neill and Mario Gutierrez; need not be much to be competitive tonight.

Long Shot - 5 Back to Life Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $75,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 So Brilliant - Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry so caveat emptor; Baffert switches his riders changing to Rafael Bejarano.

6 Secret Circle - The other Baffert gets Martin Garcia to ride; talented colt sight unseen since the 2012 Arkansas Derby placing.

Long Shot - 5 Let’s Get Crackin Race 4 - 6 furlongs, $100,000 The Speakeasy, 2-year-olds

5 Can the Man - Ran a gutsy race in the Frontrunner; this is a much easier spot and can make for a multi-win day for Baffert.

3 Jedi Mind Trick - Has won 3 straight so he has winning ways; John Sadler took over the training for the last two victories.

Long Shot - 1 Hi Fashioned Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

9 Keidy - Has good tactical speed to lead or sit close up; Gary Stevens is selective with his mounts, only rides live ones.

2 Sidepocket Run - Tepid chalk has had 10 chances already to graduate; start of the two-day pick 6 with a $430K carryover.

Long Shot - 3 Tickle Again

Race 6 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

4 Final Step - Rafael Bejarano takes over for Garrett Gomez; Gomez is out indefinitely due to personal reasons.

10 Enterprising - Gary Stevens has paired for a lot of wins with trainer Tom Proctor; watch the tote board for more clues.

Long Shot - 3 Big Medicine Man

Race 7 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $23,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

11 Ransom Canyon - Here is another Tom Proctor horse, this one ridden by Corey Nakatani; Tony Matos is now booking his mounts.

6 Mr. Ornery - Key for me is Julien Leparoux has picked up the mount; he’ll relax his mount and make one run.

Long Shot - 3 Magnum Force Race 8 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up

6 Fighting On - Like the rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot; suspect he’ll sit a trip and come grinding late.

8 Hodge - Tepid chalk in another wide open affair; lost as a heavy chalk at Fairplex last time out.

Long Shot - 4 Cunning Ride Race 9 - 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $54,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up

8 Huntsville - This horse was overmatched in the Eddie D last time; he is a danger at a square price in this class. 1 Big Bane Theory - Was a stride late last time at Del Mar; been given some time by Carla Gaines and should be stout tonight.

Long Shot - 6 Lucky Primo Race 10 - 7 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

9 Frannie’sspirittoo - She’s had 10 chances, but has finished in the money in half of them; reunited with Martin Garcia.

12 Glad’s Gals - If the less starts the better in this class, then this gal has a big shot; been improving every start.

Long Shot - 3 Roust ‘Em Bertie Best Bet - 4 Final Step (race 6)

Santa Anita Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/6/$44.80; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.00

Santa Anita Totals - 192/45/$332.60; Long Shots, 91/14/$177.00; Best Bets, 11/3/$10.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #6 Tapicat (7/2) in race 8 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Cool Cowboy ran out at Keeneland. Stats - 161/107/$889.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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