TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK by Richard Eng
Post Time 11 a.m.
Race 1 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 4-year-olds and up
3 Second Proposal - Dead late closer may have found enough dead wood to pass in the lane; one bad race was 2 back on synthetics.
2 Mahogany Run - FTS from the Bill Spawr barn; in a race this slow, you must check out the FTS, especially tote board action.
Long Shot - 4 Take a Risk
Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
1 Amanda - The last two races are more like it for this filly; has shown more early speed and diligence to fight for the lead.
6 Lake Maracaibo - Won easily in last but not sure what was behind her; it was her first race for a price tag, and a win.
Long Shot - 3 Intoxicating Move
Race 3 - 1 mile, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
6 Visions of Candy - Has shown improvement in her last 2 starts; tactical speed to sit a good trip in a race full of slowpokes.
7 Kylee’s Star - Has finished in the money 2-of-3 starts since dropping down for a price tag; a contender for sure with these.
Long Shot - 5 Putahexonher
Race 4 - 6 furlongs, $200,000 Palos Verdes, 4-year-olds and up
4 Secret Circle - Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint is credentials enough; has a sparkling record here in Arcadia.
2 Sahara Sky - Grade 1 winner has been away since winning the Met Mile at Belmont last May; key is how fit off the long layoff.
Long Shot - 3 Majestic Stride
Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
4 Moscato Girl - John Sadler doesn’t claim many, so this one showed something; is spotted nicely to win right off the bat.
6 Strollin Home - Very little is slowing down the Tom Proctor barn; been using Gary Stevens and bugboy Vandyke exclusively.
Long Shot - 11 New Nature
Race 6 - 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 8 feet), $40,000 Super Bowl Party Handicap, Starter handicap $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
7 Olympic Blue - Has won half his 10 turf starts including his lone Arcadia sod start; Rafael Bejarano continues to ride well.
9 Te Rapa - Mike Smith replaces Kayla Stra who rode this horse very well; may get overbet if punters read too much into it.
Long Shot - 2 Depreciable
Race 7 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up
3 Cat Burglar - Bob Baffert only seems to win every stakes in SoCal flattered when Appealing Tale won on Saturday’s card.
2 Footbridge - Got a test drive in return off a 8-month hiatus; expect a sharper, tighter colt who will finish with energy.
Long Shot - 4 Secretsatmidnight
Race 8 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds
8 Prospector Alley - John Sadler is running 2 horses off the claim today; he doesn’t reach in for many, so expect good things.
12 Alert Bay - Tepid chalk in a race fraught with danger; regardless, should get a square price on this NoCal invader.
Long Shot - 7 Unusually Green
Best Bet - 3 Cat Burglar (race 7)
Santa Anita Park Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/3/$13.40; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Park Totals - 410/122/$754.20; Long Shots, 203/23/$248.60; Best Bets, 25/11/$49.00
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #7 Masters Degree (5/2) in race 7 at Fair Grounds. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Ire ran third at Fair Grounds paying $2.60 to show. Stats - 24/13/$92.10; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick