Horse Racing: Santa Anita Park, Oct. 17


Today at Santa Anita Park

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Sassy Suances - Strong speed run in last, suspect similar tactics; big class drop can only help.

6 Sugar Spice - She too appears to have one way of going; if both go head and head, anything could happen late.

Long Shot - 2 She’s All Yours

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Tribal Dress - Been away 5-months, but showed some talent back when; Steve Miyadi taking the blinkers off tonight.

3 Hair On Fire - Dead late closer figures to sit a trip; will hope others decide to duel it out early on.

Long Shot - 1 Real Bright Boots

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $54,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Gulsary - The team of Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens is always tough; this one will be flying fast in the lane.

3 English Crossing - Consistent turfer has 10-of-13 in the money finishes; tactical speed to sit a nice trip throughout.

Long Shot - 1 Disko Dasko

Race 4 - 7 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

11 Fly High - Beaten favorite in last ran one of the worst races of his career; for forgiving handicappers only. 7 Street Choir - Tepid chalk in an ugly looking race; key for me is Rafael Bejarano has taken the call.

Long Shot - 3 Deception

Free Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

11 Loufoque - Typical green debut, slow early but fast late; don’t mind the parking lot post as she has no early speed.

7 Cause Im a Bigshot - Ran OK in career debut for Mike Mitchell; adding blinkers on and top pilot in Julien Leparoux.

Long Shot - 13 Galehorn

Race 6 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds

9 Johns Journey - Found his friends last time first for a price tag; also the addition of blinkers helped a lot.

5 Exponentially - Expect speedball tactics to try and steal off early; set a suicidal fast early pace last time out.

Long Shot - 1 Sir Barclay

Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $36,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Plaza de Indias - Like the cutback in distance where she’ll trail early, fly late; her best races have come on grass.

9 Noice of the Crowd - Prefer the parking lot posts down the hillside turf course; sharp win for Hector Palma off the claim.

Long Shot - 10 Distant Image

Race 8 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 Midnight Casanova - Top tandem of Rafael Bejarano and the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; expect better on the class drop.

1 Tiz Futurity - Has has a million chances, but woke up for this talented bugboy; sits a trip and tries to rally late.

Long Shot - 6 Chocolatier

Best Bet - 5 Gulsary (race 3)

Santa Anita Monday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/6/$28.80; Long Shots, 9/2/$22.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.40

Santa Anita Totals - 211/51/$361.40; Long Shots, 100/16/$199.60; Best Bets, 12/4/$14.00

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Hard Aces (3/1) in race 7 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Monday, Tapicat ran second at Belmont Park paying $3.70 to place and $3.10 to show. Stats - 162/108/$896.30; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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