Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 mile, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
2 Silk in Silver - Lost all chance at the start in last; was beaten as a 3/5 chalk, won’t pay enough to get your money back.
1 Kid Rollins - Two OK thirds while running at this bottom class level; this is not one of the stronger cards you’ll get to see.
Long Shot - 7 Sheza Eyeopener
Race 2 - 7 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
7 Itsabeautifulday - Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this bottom rung; nearly got her picture taken last time out.
1 Visions of Candy - Has cashed a paycheck in her last three starts; not much horse, but this isn’t much of a field either.
Long Shot - 4 Cleverly Beverly
Race 3 - 1 mile, Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up
1 Harlington Night - Big rider switch to Corey Nakatani for the money shot; second start off a 9-month hiatus.
4 Pulpit’s Express - Had a horrible trip in last so draw a line thru it; start of the Pick 6 with a rich $125K carryover.
Long Shot - 2 Carlsbad Mountain
Race 4 - 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Ryderroo - Still eligible after a DQ last time in a maiden claimer; repeat race may be enough to get the job done, again.
8 Tickle Again - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much horse to compete.
Long Shot - 2 Swiss Heart
Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $35,000, Maiden claiming $75,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
9 Lamazone - Was well bet in last and ran evenly; like the cutback in distance for going down the hillside turf course.
2 Hugh Knew - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Saul Arias can ride and he won’t get bet.
Long Shot - 6 Secret Appeal
Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up
2 Kate’s Event - Gets big class relief from stakes for this $62,500 price tag; rich amount to spend on a 7-YO horse.
4 War Academy - Sight unseen since eased in the Arkansas Derby; has ability, just have to ask Bob Baffert how ready is he?
Long Shot - 3 Omega Star
Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up
8 Rangi - Has run 2 good races down the hill without winning; like the parking lot post, speed aided by turf rail out 30 feet.
2 Thunder Rode - Play on name of Bruce Springsteen song; it’s a town full of losers and I’m pulling out of here to win.
Long Shot - 5 Monument
Race 8 - 7 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
8 Alice Roadtrain - Ran well considering how rough the start was; big rider switch in a real slowpoke race.
7 Controller - For forgiving handicappers only; draw a line thru the last debacle and her resume looks better than most of these.
Long Shot - 11 Warren’s Salute
Best Bet - 7 Itsabeautifulday (race 2)
Santa Anita Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 14/4/$31.20; Long Shots, 8/1/$11.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Park Totals - 835/234/$1,435.00; Long Shots, 412/59/$620.20; Best Bets, 51/24/$101.60
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #1 Thunder’s Rollin’ (5/1) in race 6 at Oaklawn Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Dancin’ Lil won paying $12.00 to win, $5.20 to place and $3.40 to show. Stats - 48/26/$276.90; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick