Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, March 27


Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 4-year-olds and up

4 Ya Wanna Hug - Horses that run for $8K in NoCal are a lot different than $8K in SoCal; stretches out for the hot bugboy.

7 Raven Wild - Dead late closer will hope for a hot pace up front; Victor Espinoza is having a renaissance meeting.

Long Shot - 1 Honest Desire

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds

6 Comealongwithme - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; exits turf for her first dirt race.

1 Not a Love Song - Speed and the rail going a mile; sprinter stretching out should be able to get to the front no problem.

Long Shot - 5 Consecrate

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up

3 Unusually Green - With the turf rail out 30 feet, will need to stay in contact with the leaders; Pick 6 carryover is $115K.

1 Do Some Magic - Has good tactical speed so should see a very good trip; Brice Blanc always saves something for the end.

Long Shot - 2 Heat Flash

Race 4 - 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

4 Tasha’s Courage - Really ran a clunker in last at short odds; his race 2 back, if repeated, is fast enough to destroy these.

7 No Ez Money - Faced slightly better in debut; is dropped to the bottom where some of these you know can’t win.

Long Shot - 5 Dehere Is Gone

Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

7 Lord Kitra - Takes a big class drop to face easier; has good early speed which will be helped by the turf rail out 30 feet.

6 Putahexonher - Walked out of the gate in her turf debut; she was running well late, interesting angle for a price horse.

Long Shot - 4 Luckyvic

Race 6 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

6 Master Chef - Has an outstanding resume over Santa Anita dirt; switch to Corey Nakatani with Rafael Bejarano on suspension.

1 Valdirone - Been away 13 months, but showed talent last year; been showing bullet workouts, watch the tote board for clues.

Long Shot - 9 Memphis

Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds

1 Christopher Street - Would not be surprised to see more speed under Mike Smith; turf rail is out 30 feet tonight.

5 Lucky Views - Victor Espinosa has been riding hot this meet; he also has California Chrome as a top Kentucky Derby mount.

Long Shot - 7 Awesome Return

Race 8 - 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $16,000, 4-year-olds and up

3 Moscato Girl - No surprise if Victor Espinosa won the late daily double; this one continues to be camera shy.

6 Wild Optimism - Peter Miller has gotten some live runners from New Mexico; this one should show up on the tote board.

Long Shot - 7 Euroclydon

Best Bet - 4 Tasha’s Courage (race 4)

Santa Anita Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/4/$37.60; Long Shots, 8/2/$63.00; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.40

Santa Anita Park Totals - 900/253/$1,586.00; Long Shots, 444/64/$708.20; Best Bets, 55/27/$112.80

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #2 Conspiracy (5/1) in race 7 at Fair Grounds. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Market Outlook won at Gulfstream Park paying $3.60 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats - 52/29/$296.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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