Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up
1 War Politics - Won by a nose off the claim by the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; shipped from Golden Gate to Santa Anita.
2 Londinium - Nice win last time for Iggy Puglisi and Paul Aguirre; they have been a potent team not to be ignored.
Long Shot - 5 Paseo Alegro
Race 2 - 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weight, 3-year-olds
1 Party Time - Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry so caveat emptor; his babies improve a lot in their second career start.
3 Rprettyboyfloyd - Denise Breuer goes up against the big boys like Bob Baffert, Peter Miller and Richard Mandella.
Long Shot - 4 Dublin Up
Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
8 Miss Well Molded - Claimed by Peter Miller off a nice win; with the turf rail out 30 feet, his speed will be a big asset.
5 Rhagori - Simon Callaghan has done very well with his Euro imports; key vote comes leading rider Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot - 3 Lilbourne Eliza
Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds
3 Too Fast to Pass - Was claimed for $25K by Jerry Hollendorfer; after a poor race in last, is dropped back down to $25K.
8 Great Friends Rule - Robertino Diodoro is putting on a show for SoCal punters; he’s winning at 32 percent this meet.
Long Shot - 7 Limited Response
Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
4 Kathleen Rose - Was overmatched in last, but gets class relief today; her two starts at a mile turf were both very good.
5 Hard to Resist - Is dropped in class to the lowest level of his career; key vote comes from Rafael Bejarano riding.
Long Shot - 2 Passionate Diva
Race 6 - 7 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
8 Appealing Resume - Popular claim in two races in a row; Ron Ellis doesn’t take many so pay attention to this one.
2 Sweet Factory - For forgiving handicappers only, lost rider in last, which was a year ago; gets HOF Mike Smith for Bruce Headley.
Long Shot - 4 Rhodium
Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds
6 Blake’s Magic - Just missed last time in a fercious rally; gets the sixth different rider, Tyler Baze, in sixth career start.
4 Intoxicating Move - When horses win down the hill, it shows they like it; that’s important because of the unique course.
Long Shot - 5 Callous Effect
Race 8 - 7 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up
3 Old Pueblo - Joe Talamo has a knack for winning the last race on the card; it helps when a leading rider sticks for the finale.
6 Rob’s Pal - Shown signs of life in last 2 starts for a $20K price tag; this is the bottom and he proved its where he belongs.
Long Shot - 8 Take a Risk
Best Bet - 3 Old Pueblo (race 8)
Santa Anita Park Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$30.00; Long Shots, 8/4/$43.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Park Totals - 717/211/$1,296.80; Long Shots, 355/49/$517.80; Best Bets, 44/22/$93.00
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #8 Lawyer Gabe (9/2) in race 4 at Oaklawn Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Kipling’s Joy ran second at Gulfstream Park, no place or show wagering. Stats - 41/21/$214.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick