Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, Jan. 31


Post Time 1 p.m.

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

4 Second Time - Agapito Delgadillo had choices and landed here for Vladimir Cerin; last was a big race off a long layoff.

3 Lethal Miss - Has run in the money all 3 of her Santa Anita starts; draw a line thru the last turf race, a non-effort.

Long Shot - 8 Miss Judged

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

6 Silk in Silver - Has run two good races and appears ready to cash in for a photo; she ran for $20K in a solid debut second.

4 Truly Beautiful - Been away 2-months; she ran well for this $20K price tag two races ago, these are clearly her friends.

Long Shot - 7 Sri’s Red

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, Fillies, 3-year-olds

2 Koukla - Rafael Bejarano gets the favorites role again; this filly was sharp in a debut win, now stretches out in distance.

4 Sheza Smoke Show - Start of a Pick 6 carryover of $70k; Peter Eurton filly has shown steady improvement in all 3 starts.

Long Shot - 6 One More Wild Ride

Race 4 - 7 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $16,000, 4-year-olds

7 Topper’s Ghost - Taking a huge class drop to run for $16K tonight; bugboy Vandyke had choices and lands here.

3 Too Fast to Pass - Miserable race in last first off the claim by Jerry Hollendorfer; he wastes no time dropping in class.

Long Shot - 2 Change of Plan

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 4-year-olds and up

8 Mr Lemon Tree - Returns to turf after a poor effort over the main track; his turf races have been a lot more productive.

4 Gospel Music - A private purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds; Craig Dollase first test is to try him down the hillside course.

Long Shot - 6 Pressure Time

Race 6 - 7 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

8 Splendiferous Moon - Has not been productive off the claim by Jeff Mullins; yet the cut back in distance can be a benefit.

1 No Tricks for Jack - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this bottom rung; will save every inch of ground along the rail.

Long Shot - 3 Ralphy Girl

Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $60,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

8 Remise - Corey Nakatani had choices and opted for this Dan Blacker charge; should improve off her U.S. debut finish.

7 Ultrasonic - Tepid chalk in a truly wide open affair; figures to be a key race in the pick 6 sequence with a rich carryover.

Long Shot - 9 Kinz Funky Monkey

Race 8 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

3 Sooo Major - Big rider switch to Joe Talamo for the money shot; he has had a major league batting average in the finale.

6 Rambling House - Speedball figures to pop the gate and take them as far as he can; may find a no passing zone field finally.

Long Shot - 1 Polished Silver

Best Bet - 2 Koukla (race 3)

Santa Anita Park Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/4/$32.40; Long Shots, 8/2/$22.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals - 378/114/$704.00; Long Shots, 187/23/$248.60; Best Bets, 23/11/$49.00

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #2 Conga Bella (5/2) in race 5 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Mrs. Bean ran second at Aqueduct paying $2.70 to place and $2.20 to show. Stats - 22/12/$89.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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