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TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK: January 1, 2014


Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

3 Rebelution - Taking a huge class drop to face much easier; banking on the soft hands of Chantal Sutherland-Kruse.

4 Glad’s Gals - Do you really like a 4/5 morning line favorite like this?; the kind you have to try and defeat.

Long Shot - 5 Sunland Vintage

Race 2 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up

1 Fury Kapcori - Desperately needs a confidence booster win; can save all the ground under Rafael Bejarano.

5 Govenor Charlie - Logical chalk faced much tougher this spring; been away since the Preakness, but it’s a Bob Baffert.

Long Shot - 3 Safety Belt

Race 3 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $23,000, Claiming $16,000, 4-year-olds and up

2 Cook Inlet - Like a horse that wins while running a lower Beyer; tells me there may be something left in the gas tank.

8 Noble Kent - Seems like he found his sea legs at $8K class two back; racing in pretty good form right now.

Long Shot - 3 Warren’s Joe T.

Race 4 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up

10 Trando’s Tremor - Should get all the value with low percentage connections; it’s why we call in horse racing though.

2 Tommy’s Kid - Been away 18-months when racing much tougher enemy; the tote board will tell you how live he is.

Long Shot - 1 Robertino

Race 5 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up

7 Setsuko - He’s faced some of the best in the business on his resume; he should beat these, but he loves to run second.

6 Den’s Legacy - Has tried some real tough spots but keeps being camera shy; this is a much easier spot.

Long Shot - 1 American Blend

Race 6 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

1 Ricspretentiousgal - She won for $50K two races ago, racing for $40K tonight; has won 5-of-19 so has winning ways.

8 Boller Bomb - If this horse was named for Kyle Boller, well he’s out of the NFL; 3 wins on turf so he fits the bill too.

Long Shot - 4 Perfecta

Race 7 - 6 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 3-year-olds

5 Betty Bing Bing - Her race two back is fast enough to beat these; had a tough, wide trip in last.

11 Glorious Rebecca - Debuted for this $50K price tag; Eric Kruljac adding blinkers’ on for this try.

Long Shot - 4 Glance’s Rule

Race 8 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), $75,000 Blue Norther, Fillies, 3-year-olds

1 Famous Alice - It only seems like Kitten’s Joy get don’t lose on grass; stretches out around 2-turns for the first time.

5 Full Ransom - Upset winner of the Miesque is clearly the one to beat; suspect will sit in arrears and make one run.

Long Shot - 7 Rever de Vous

Race 9 - 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

6 Alpha Bullet - Lost by the tiniest of margins in debut; if he improves one step, he’ll be difficult to handle.

7 Grand Humor - Tyler Baze makes his return today; we wish him the best and hope everything works out for him moving forward.

Long Shot - 10 Apache Ambush

Best Bet - 2 Cook Inlet (race 3)

Santa Anita Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/4/$24.80; Long Shots, 8/1/$7.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.80

Santa Anita Park Final Totals - 67/22/$119.40; Long Shots, 34/2/$22.20; Best Bets, 4/3/$10.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #9 Go Get the Basil (2/1) in race 7 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Air Squadron won at Fair Grounds paying $3.40 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats - 3/2/$13.10; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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