Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Blonde Fog - Been away nearly a year and finds a soft spot for return; part of an uncoupled entry for Bob Baffert.
3 Playful Humor - Took 10 tries to graduate, but sometimes they learn to like the feeling; won dirt debut like a good thing.
Long Shot - 4 What a Spot
Race 2 - 1 mile, Purse $54,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Warren’s Veneda - Craig Lewis hasn’t been heard from much this year; he still trains for the Warren clan, a California staple.
2 Changethechannel - Good third off a 10-month hiatus; figures to improve a step in second start off the layoff.
Long Shot - 1 Silver Hustler
Race 3 - 6 furlongs, $70,000 Anoakia, Fillies, 2-year-olds
2 Spring Moon - Good looking debut winner for Bob Baffert at Del Mar; she may not want to go far, but she’ll go fast.
4 Bajan - May have been overmatched in the Del Mar Debutante; this is a lighter group, though the Baffert duo looks tough.
Long Shot - E Equalsmcsquared
Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
9 Joeandbett’sbaby - Claimed by Doug O’Neill and spotted nicely to win first out; like that he hires Rafael Bejarano too.
6 Calameera - From small barn of Richard Baltas, but he is very capable; shown improvement with all four career starts.
Long Shot - 2 Spacecoast
Race 5 - 7 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
2 Contrasting - Fast working debut starter for Bob Baffert; it only seems like he has 100 talented 2-YOs in his barn.
7 Salsita - Typical green debut, slow early but fast late; dangerous if shows even one step of improvement for Peter Miller.
Long Shot - 5 Wild Caroline
Race 6 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
10 Lake Maracaibo - Shown enough ability to run second 4 times in 6 starts; she’s either overdue or maybe just a nibbler.
7 Indygo F M A - Shipped up to NoCal in last but was a stride late; has finished in the money in 6 of 8 career starts.
Long Shot - 2 Majestic Wonder
Race 7 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up
2 Half Dome Dude - Hard fought third in a much improved effort last time; he’s found the bottom, but he’s competitive here.
1 Ol’ Steely Blue - NoCal invader isn’t facing much in here; tactical speed to sit a trip and save all the ground.
Long Shot - 5 Bertran Hill
Race 8 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
1 Journey On - Doug O’Neill doesn’t use Martin Pedroza much, but when he does he’s lethal; speed and the rail out 15 feet today.
8 Heat Du Jour - Barry Abrams barn heating up after a miserable Del Mar; how about Corey Nakatani on Saturday, expect even more.
Long Shot - 12 Toomanytomatoes
Race 9 - 7 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
9 Warren’s Cliff S. - Four of his last five starts have been pretty productive; elongated sprint is a good distance for him.
8 Kingsbury - Miserable run last time off a 5-month hiatus; his prior Santa Anita races are competitive with these.
Long Shot - 5 Ice Cream Truck
Best Bet - 1 Journey On (race 8)
Santa Anita Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/3/$27.20; Long Shots, 9/2/$16.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals - 175/39/$287.80; Long Shots, 83/14/$177.00; Best Bets, 10/2/$6.60
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #1 Cool Cowboy (7/2) in race 8 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Alterite ran second at Keeneland paying $3.20 to place and $2.60 to show. Stats - 160/107/$889.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick