Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, March 28


Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $19,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

1 Mank - Just missed in a big second off a 2-year hiatus; key will be if he bounces off the exertion or not.

2 Bad Behavior - Bob Baffert is always dangerous; using his main stable rider Martin Garcia on this speedy sort.

Long Shot - 5 Scarly Charly

Race 2 - 1 mile, Purse $35,000, Maiden claiming $75,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

4 Cousin Ricky - Overcame a misstep early to airball a weak group; facing winners for the first time for Jeff Mullins.

3 Still Unbroken - Tepid chalk in an open affair; would expect a cozy stalking trip under journeyman Irving Orozco.

Long Shot - 2 Johnny Reb

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

4 Depreciable - Should appreciate the added distance of this turf route; was closing fast in last but ran out of real estate.

2 Jonny’s Choice - Ran a better than looked race in last facing much tougher; big class drop and stretch out will both help.

Long Shot - 3 Polytechnicien

Race 4 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up

7 Seeking Asylum - Rafael Bejarano returns from a 3-day suspension; figures to break a brief schneid in this heat.

1 This Cat’s Awesome - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; will save all the ground inside.

Long Shot - 3 Mason B

Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Magic Channel - Tiny edge in an incredibly hard race; all four career victories have come on the grass.

2 Trelawny - Veteran turfer just got claimed by Tim Yakteen; has won 3-of-5 starts over Arcadia sod, his favorite course.

Long Shot - 7 Causeithertz

Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, 4-year-olds and up

5 Chattering Class - Peter Miller has had success with some New Mexico shippers; your edge will be seeing the early tote action.

8 Geldautmat - Got the ultimate equipment change, first time gelding, since last start; suspect improvement is forthcoming.

Long Shot - 7 Good Samurai

Race 7 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

6 Pathway to Yes - When a horse wins down the hill, it validates their form over it; repeat race is not out of the question.

1 Forever Juanito - Graduated against tougher at Del Mar last summer; been given plenty of time to mature over the winter.

Long Shot - 8 Number Five

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

2 My Jealous - Claimed by Doug O’Neill off a sharp second; returns in a modest class rise, expect him to be claimed again.

1 Jovita’s Tuffy - Blaine Wright is a high percentage trainer in NoCal; respect whatever he ships down to SoCal.

Long Shot - 9 Nome

Best Bet - 4 Depreciable (race 3)

Santa Anita Park Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/6/$37.20; Long Shots, 8/1/$7.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals - 915/259/$1,623.20; Long Shots, 452/65/$715.60; Best Bets, 56/27/$112.80

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #5 Matterhorn (4/1) in race 8 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Conspiracy was scratched at Fair Grounds. Stats - 52/29/$296.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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