Today at Santa Anita Park: Jan. 12, 2014


Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up

3 Yomybato - Big trainer change to the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; hires his main man Rafael Bejarano to ride.

5 Trelawny - He’s run for $32K before and done very well; tactical speed to sit a nice trip throughout.

Long Shot - 1 Polytechnicien

Race 2 - 1 mile, Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds

3 I Don’t Care Who - Claimed twice in a row, now taken by Jeff Mullins; he has a history of moving up claims ASAP.

4 Full Consent - Jeff Mullins has an uncoupled entry so caveat emptor; won on the cheap for $25K last out.

Long Shot - 1 Tenkiller Kid

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

6 Cavalletta - Big class drop and blinkers on for this Dan Hendricks charge; figures to be running fast at the end.

4 Moon Ride - Exploded with a big maiden claiming win in last; big class rise facing winners for the first time.

Long Shot - 5 Flaxen Maiden

Race 4 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

7 One Magical Girl - Kayla Stra lost her shot to win a graded stakes when Top Fortitude was scratched; will have to settle here.

8 J Louie - Adds blinkers on for a low percentage barn; Tyler Baze finally got his comeback win the other day.

Long Shot - 4 Brown Is Beige

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

7 Splended Fortune - Been away since March and takes the blinkers off; Bob Baffert is blowing them away this meet so far.

8 Katie’s Garden - Filly has a high ceiling off her maiden win for John Shirreffs; I like horses that won and run a lower Beyer.

Long Shot - 4 Our Pure Creation

Race 6 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $58,000, Cal-breds, Optional claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

7 Velvet Mesquite - She won her debut like a seasoned pro; like the parking lot post down the hill, taken to repeat.

1 Hidethegoodstuff - Don’t love the rail down the hill; this filly has solid speed figures and will be aggressively ridden.

Long Shot - 5 Always a Chance

Race 7 - 1 1/16th miles, $75,000 Paseana, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

5 Warren’s Veneda - Lets go for a minor upset with the Cal-bred filly; has run consistent fast races and in good company.

2 Miss Serendipity - Comes with hype from Argentina; Ron McAnally has a storied resume with South American imports.

Long Shot - 1 Halo Dolly

Race 8 - 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up

3 Pure Loyalty - His one win down the hill came two races ago; it was his hillside debut, so we surmise he likes it.

5 Tripski - Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; solid grass resume but first time down the hillside turf course.

Long Shot - 9 Ready for More

Race 9 - 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds and up

4 Moscato Girl - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; could see strong improvement today.

2 Red Barris - Speedball tactics in last failed to measure up; I expect a change of tactics with Joe Talamo aboard.

Long Shot - 7 Wildcat Janine

Best Bet - 7 Splended Fortune (race 5)

Santa Anita Park Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/7/$49.60; Long Shots, 9/2/$26.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$7.00

Santa Anita Park Totals - 194/66/$401.00; Long Shots, 98/14/$158.40; Best Bets, 12/8/$34.00

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Make a Fortune (3/1) in race 5 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Big Sugar Soda ran third at Fair Grounds paying $2.20 to show. Stats - 11/7/$53.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick


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