Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, Feb. 13


Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up

6 Anabaa Premium - Mike Mitchell has been very quiet this meet; only 14 starters so far, he has made each one count.

1 Mensa Heat - Stretching out in distance, should enjoy the mild early pace; key is Brice Blanc must relax him early on.

Long Shot - 7 Liberty Cap

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

3 Eblouissante - Sister of Zanyatta figures to be a very short price on return; this is meant to be a confidence builder.

4 Macha - If anyone can be a mini-giant killer, why not Jerry Hollendorfer; just sit a trip and try to gain some late.

Long Shot - 1 Melanistic

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up

1 Quiet Force - Taking a huge class drop racing first time for a price tag; has the back class, let’s see how tight he is today.

6 Boss of Me - Tepid chalk just graduated; facing winners for the first time, this is the biggest class rise in racing.

Long Shot - 8 Copper Bay

Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

6 Holiday N Newport - Like the cut back in distance from route to sprint; should show signs of life in the late stages.

2 Pebble Beach Baby - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class; figures to sit a trip and come running late.

Long Shot - 1 Clearly Confused

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

4 Promiscuoussuances - Speedball will enjoy the turf rail out 30 feet; has had a lot of success down the hillside turf course.

6 Creditcardroulette - Dead late closer gets a big rider switch to Joe Talamo; bugboy Van Dyke is serving a 3-day suspension.

Long Shot - 7 Midnight Lady

Race 6 - 1 mile, Purse $30,000, Optional claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds

1 Red N Black Attack - Ran away and hid in last, his first race for a price tag; stretching out, can save every inch of ground.

5 Sams Blue Cat - Among 7 horses that broke their maiden last time out; watch the tote board for additional clues.

Long Shot - 6 Three Strike Rule

Race 7 - 1 mile, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds

5 Tap It Rich - Head case returns after some schooling by Bob Baffert; adds blinkers on today and he is the “other” Baffert.

1 Bayern - Logical chalk off a striking debut win; Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry so caveat emptor.

Long Shot -3 Brother Soldier

Race 8 - 7 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

7 Closet E - Takes a huge class drop to run for a $30K price tag; also like the cut back in distance, albeit on turf.

10 Samurai Assault - Exits 2 mile races so he is cutting back in distance; figures to have some late energy because of it.

Long Shot - 12 Polished Silver

Best Bet - 5 Tap It Rich (race 7)

Santa Anita Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/5/$27.20; Long Shots, 9/1/$13.20; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals - 493/147/$905.40; Long Shots, 244/28/$324.80; Best Bets, 30/14/$61.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #4 Gabby’s Purim (5/2) in race 9 at Tampa Bay Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Make Your Move at Aqueduct. Stats - 28/15/$149.40; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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