TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK by Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 1/8th miles (turf), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
3 Big Cazanova - Ran decently in a well bet U.S. debut; has enough tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
4 Sammy Mandeville - Typical green debut, slow early, fast late; like the rider switch to Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot - 2 Pantera Rojo
Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
1 Magna Warrior - Had the misfortune of chasing Hoppertunity last time out; his race two back is competitive here.
7 Crux - Logical chalk ran well in debut for Ron Ellis; don’t mind the parking lot post to clock the early speed.
Long Shot - 6 Sing With Bling
Race 3 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 My Jealous - Won like a bandit in last, now is dropped in class; short price with Rafael Bejarano for Doug O’Neill.
3 Xuang Feng - Ran a good finish in this low class two races ago; gets the weight off with bugboy Drayden Van Dyke.
Long Shot - 2 Senator Bob
Race 4 - 1 1/8th miles (turf), $200,000 Honeymoon, Fillies, 3-year-olds
5 Diversy Harbor - The two favorites have had their own personal duel in recent stakes; time to turn the tables, again.
1 Nashoba’s Key - Got the jump last time to earn a narrow win in the Providencia; not much separating these two.
Long Shot - 6 Margot Machance
Race 5 - 1 mile, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 L X Sunrise - Big rider switch to Tyler Baze for the money shot; frustrating three seconds in a row.
7 Madame Forbes - Not seen in 11 months since a solid debut effort; key vote for me comes from Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot - 11 Yur Teasing Me
Race 6 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
2 Fighting On - Has finished in the money seven straight starts over a lengthy period; shown a fondness for the hill.
9 Fly Boy Roy - Interesting Midwest newcomer for the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; expect improvement in SoCal debut.
Long Shot - 7 Bobby Z Man
Race 7 - 7 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
10 Airfoil - Do not mind a parking lot post in an elongated sprint; likes to sit back in arrears and make one brush.
2 Reno Rebel - Kentucky Derby winning jockey Victor Espinoza and trainer Art Sherman are on quite a roll; kudos to them.
Long Shot - 5 Raised a Secret
Race 8 - 1 miles, Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 Causeithertz - Lot of respect in this corner for the team of Bob Baffert and Rafael Bejarano; saves all of the ground.
3 Swift Eagle - Tepid chalk in a really wide open finale; finally broke thru with a turf victory last time out.
Long Shot - 12 Mind the Master
Best Bet - 5 Diversy Harbor (race 4)
Santa Anita Park Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 20/5/$41.00; Long Shots, 10/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.80
Santa Anita Park Totals - 108/28/$181.00; Long Shots, 52/5/$49.40; Best Bets, 6/2/$5.60
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Mr. Palmer (6/1) in race 8 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Falling Sky ran out at Churchill Downs. Stats - 71/41/$391.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick