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By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $18,000, Claiming $10,000, 4-year-olds and up

2 Capt. Sparrow – Claimed by Jack Carava who is grinding out winners this meet; expect improvement, the one to beat.

6 Warrens Attack Cat – NoCal shipper tries a bit tougher in the south; more and more NoCal trainers are coming south.

Long Shot – 3 Troubletimesthree

Race 2 – 1 mile, Purse $54,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds

2 Around the Twig – Ran a winning race for this MSW class in last; repeat effort will get her photo taken.

6 Love Theway Youare – Sprinter stretching out has better speed than one might think; logical contender going long.

Long Shot – 5 Satin Bouquet

Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $38,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds

1a Montellano – Has 3 career wins, which dwarfs the resumes in this field; tough Jack Carava entry offers insurance.

3 Polished Nickel – Explosive maiden claiming win off the claim by Kathy Walsh; find out tonight if he’s for real.

Long Shot – 5 Got Milch

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up

8 Jakey Boy – Big rider switch to Martin Garcia for the money shot; showed big improvement in last, facing an awful bunch.

6 K. Jems – Often times the less starts the better at this bottom class level; ran evenly in debut, taken to improve some.

Long Shot – 3 Bold and Brave

Race 5 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $59,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up

7 Bogie – Tiny edge in a really hard turf marathon; second start off an 8-month hiatus, can show more improvement.

6 Ace of Aces – Speedball stretching out from sprint to grass marathon; should be able to set a desireable pace.

Long Shot – 5 Waltzing With Blue

Race 6 – 5 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

2 Go Sophia – Dueled into a very fast pace in last; third start off a 2-month hiatus can be her best one.

3 Queenofcalifornia – Did a classic pop and stop in last under P Val; big class drop, she may boss these from the get go.

Long Shot – 7 Three Cuties

Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $56,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds

10 Diamond Geezah – Like the parking lot post in this field jammed with early speed; showed guts winning in last.

9 Chin’n Tonic – This is another impossible heat to predict; there is a ton of early speed, I like the closers.

Long Shot – 7 D’pendable

Race 8 – 5 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

9 No Apology – The only reason I picked her is I think she’ll be in front early; may be a no-passing-zone race.

2 Express Herself – The less starts the better in this nondescript bunch; a FTS has shown a couple of decent workouts.

Long Shot – 8 Warren’s Genius

Best Bet – 2 Around the Twig (race 2)

Santa Anita Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/2/$9.80; Long Shots, 9/3/$32.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals – 740/201/$1,265.10; Long Shots, 371/55/$544.00; Best Bets, 43/16/$65.50

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – 2 Capital Fellow (2/1) in race 6 at Laurel Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Coaltown Legend was scratched at Aqueduct. Stats – 41/30/$242.00

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