Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, Oct. 31


Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Pure Blush - Claimed by Craig Dollase two races ago; ran a creditable third in last, now slides down one class level.

3 Miz Wounded Knee - Dead late closer ran a race fast enough to upset these two back; hard to accept the short odds though.

Long Shot - 7 Psalm Sixteen

Race 2 - 1 mile, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

2 Frandontjudge - Clever maiden claiming win, now facing winners for the first time; always a big class rise doing that.

7 Susans Express - Ran flat in last after a sharp graduation two races back; if she repeats that race she’ll be double tough.

Long Shot - 6 Appearance

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $36,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds

8 Under Review - Starts the Pick 6 with a $439K carryover; hard heat where there there are no throw outs.

6 Square Dancer - Been away 5-months, but gets class relief for this; Joel Rosario returns with plenty of live BC mounts.

Long Shot - 1 Sinfully

Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

4 Kristo - Has lost both starts as a 3/5 chalk in sprints; stretching out today, he’s bred to run a distance of ground.

2 Hold Everything - Martin Garcia for Rafael Bejarano who rides the chalk; Bob Baffert colt ran well in debut, can improve.

Long Shot - 5 Cautious Giant

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $33,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up

10 Mr. Bossy Pants - His speed should be flattered by the turf rail out 30 feet; also like the parking lot post down the hill.

4 Hotradamus - Dead late closer won down the hill last time; Corey Nakatani is getting better mounts, winning more races.

Long Shot - 8 Koast

Race 6 - 1 mile, $70,000 Big Bear, 3-year-olds and up

3 Rousing Sermon - Potential single on some smaller Pick 6 tickets; 3-of-4 lifetime wins have been over Santa Anita dirt.

2 Summer Hit - Chance to be lone early speed; may get an early tip how the main track will play in front of the BC races.

Long Shot - 5 Soi Phet

Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

7 Chimi Dee - Her one race down the hill was a doozy second; ran like a short horse in last, should improve with the seasoning.

3 Oscillator - Dead late closer will need a fast early pace to do her best; Julien Leparoux knows how to close and win.

Long Shot - 5 Another Flashback

Race 8 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

9 Sophie’s Secret - Luis Saez is a top rider, but has little SoCal experience; these races will give him a leg up.

11 Magic Number - A bit of a nibbler but takes the weight off with the 7-pound bugboy; needs to show some late energy.

Long Shot - 5 Glad’s Gals

Best Bet - 4 Kristo (race 4)

Santa Anita Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/6/$34.20; Long Shots, 8/1/$6.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.80

Santa Anita Totals - 336/86/$571.80; Long Shots, 161/23/$278.00; Best Bets, 19/9/$32.80

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #2 Bourbon Courage (9/5) in race 9 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Tapiture ran third at Churchill Downs paying $2.60 to show. Stats - 169/113/$921.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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