Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, April 4


Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Thisonesforricky - Did everything but win last time in a game effort; Rafael Bejarano is in a typical good riding groove.

1 Tiz the Key - Been away 6-months, but showed ability back when; key hook up is with HOF Gary Stevens.

Long Shot - 2 Kool Kat

Race 2 - 7 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up

4 First Strike - Claimed by Adam Kitchingman off a sharp 6-length win; has back class to handle this simple class rise.

3 Dress Code - Logical chalk ran away in last for Robertino Diodoro; his barn has been winning on many fronts, many states.

Long Shot - 2 Los Bambinos

Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

6 W. Giles - Has shown steady improvement in all 3 career starts; Mike Harrington takes the blinkers off for this.

2 Bart the Barrister - Claimed by Dan Hendricks off a well bet career debut; thought he might protect him, but back in for $30K.

Long Shot - 7 Southern Digs

Race 4 - 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Lakota Road - Big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot; has tactical speed to sit a nice trip.

9 A P Pepper - Lost a frustrating head bob in last; switch to Joe Talamo for Drayden Van Dyke who is out of town.

Long Shot - 6 Tiz Zoe Cee

Race 5 - 1 mile, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up

7 Fit to Rule - Interesting move by Mark Glatt; won for $16K and is dropped down to $8K, key vote is from Rafael Bejarano.

5 Tuckers Point - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this bottom rung; won two races ago over a similar type cast.

Long Shot - 4 Big Wags

Race 6 - 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

8 Moulin de Mougin - Has come into her own since trying 2 turn turf routes; seems to relax into a steady rhythm throughout.

4 Rhagori - Takes some talent for a Euro to win its U.S. debut; given 4 weeks rest to try avoiding any kind of Euro bounce.

Long Shot - 1 Viva Carina

Race 7 - 6 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

5 Sidebar - Agapito Delgadillo and Bill Spawr have done very well together; hasn’t had a go to rider since Laffit Pincay, Jr.

3 My Sweet Addiction - Been away since June when graduating in Inglewood; Mike Smith is riding at his absolute best this year.

Long Shot - 1 Seattle Charlie

Race 8 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

4 Mr Lemon Tree - When Rafael Bejarano rides in the finale, take a second look; Richard Baltas has won some races of late.

8 Golden Chalice - FTS from the Carla Gaines barn; suspect the tote board will tell you what to do.

Long Shot - 5 Bobby Z Man

Best Bet - 5 Lakota Road (race 4)

Santa Anita Park Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$34.00; Long Shots, 8/3/$25.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$7.00

Santa Anita Park Totals - 981/275/$1,730.80; Long Shots, 485/73/$776.60; Best Bets, 60/29/$122.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #10 Mei Ling (4/1) in race 7 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, The Brothers Rap ran third at Aqueduct paying $3.00 to show. Stats - 56/32/$317.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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