Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $34,000, Maiden claiming $75,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
3 Sergeant O’Rourke - Peter Miller has an uncoupled entry so caveat emptor; your edge is seeing the tote action on the FTS.
2 Quick Approval - Was well bet in debut, even though it was a 6-horse field; we’ll give her another chance.
Long Shot - 1 Red Barris
Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
8 Corinthian’s Song - Has had 11 chances, but 8 in the money finishes is a tease; like the cut back in distance.
1 Brave Act - Don’t like the inside when the rail is out 24 feet; has enough speed maybe to protect his position.
Long Shot - 6 Angel Charge
Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
5 Private Bounty - Ran OK in last first out for Mike Mitchell; there isn’t much in here so a step improvement can win it.
4 Broadway Nika - Tepid chalk in this bottom of the barrel bunch; Iggy Puglisi won a nice race Friday for Paul Aguirre.
Long Shot - 7 Barney Rebel
Race 4 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $27,000, Starter allowance $16,000, 3-year-olds and up
4 Olympic Blue - Has a strong turf resume and at this one mile distance too; big class relief from the grade 2 Del Mar Derby.
5 Very Unusual - Speedy sort can take advantage of the turf rail out 24 feet; expect simple send tactics by Agapito Delgadillo.
Long Shot - 7 Tricky Shane
Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $26,000, Claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 Newfound Gold - For forgiving handicappers after his last race debacle; returns to dirt and second off a year hiatus.
5 McKenzies Way - Has settled into this modest class level; tactical speed to sit a decent trip and grind it out late.
Long Shot - 3 Sammy’s a Runnin’
Race 6 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 Field Report - What a tease with 8 seconds; Bill Spawr switches to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.
3 Cinco de Mario - Like the cut back in distance going down the hillside turf course; will be in arrears and make one brush.
Long Shot - 5 Red Man Run
Race 7 - 6 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds
9 Summer Exclusive - Proven to be a better runner on grass; tries the hill for the first time, like the parking lot post.
2 Derringer - Bounced in last after a nice race off the claim two back; forgiving handicappers may give him a pass.
Long Shot - 4 Great Friends Rule
Race 8 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), $100,000 California Flag Handicap, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
9 Strong Wind - This colt has ability but been a little unlucky; tries the hillside course for the first time.
5 Starspangled Heat - Barry Abrams barn has rebounded from Del Mar with 4 nice wins at the meet; Corey Nakatani has the mount.
Long Shot - 7 Ain’t No Other
Race 9 - 1 mile, Purse $30,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
9 She’s Flush - Expect P Val to send on the stretch out; first time going around 2-turns, will be forwardly placed.
6 Singleinthelast - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; looks like a horse begging for distance.
Long Shot - 10 Sweet Lips Pooh
Best Bet - 4 Olympic Blue (race 4)
Santa Anita Friday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 13/4/$21.80; Long Shots, 7/1/$8.80; Best Bet, 0/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals - 239/57/$397.20; Long Shots, 114/19/$236.80; Best Bets, 13/5/$19.60
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #8 Readtheprospectus (2/1) in race 11 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Mister Pippit won at Belmont Park paying $3.10 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats - 164/110/$906.30; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick