Today at Santa Anita Park
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
1 Silver Threat – Solid career debut, now moves to the rail post; will save ground and look for a seam in the lane.
6 Scream Queen – Has shown gradual improvement while sliding down in class; no problem with Joel Rosario taking over.
Long Shot – 10 Wild Date
Race 2 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $25,000, Starter allowance $16,000, 4-year-olds and up
10 Letsgetitright – Mike Mitchell takes over the training and that is all good; has speed to lead or sit just off the pace.
9 Hiatus – Ran a clunker last out in a fairly tough heat; these are his friends and he could wake up in a big way tonight.
Long Shot – 5 Unusual Jazz
Race 3 – 1 mile, $100,000 Sham, 3-year-olds
4 Secret Circle – He wasn’t supposed to wear blinkers in the BC, but won anyway; he is fast, the key is how far he wants to go.
3 Hierro – Woke up in a big way to graduate at Churchill; facing winners for the first time in a stakes, deep end of the pool.
Long Shot – 5 Longview Drive
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
4 Chocolate Caliente – Mike Mitchell is off to a slow start despite well placed starters; speedball must be caught late.
8 My Little Morgan – Sliding down the claiming ladder to face her friends; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
Long Shot – 10 L’Enchanteresse
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 4-year-olds
9 Bonita Star – Another Mike Mitchell favorite on the card today; no experience down the hill, but has the right pilot.
4 Nice Meidel – Clever claim by Robertino Diodoro tactical speed to sit a good trip with the turf rail out 15 feet.
Long Shot – 1 Going for a Spin
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds
4 Consulado – Sharp debut as the favorite, losing in a good field; moves inside today, can win with one step of improvement.
8 Welter Weight – FTS should be no surprise on the tote board; $1 million dollar baby from the Steve Asumussen barn.
Long Shot – 11 Bobby Flay
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
10 La Sombre – Her two turf sprints at Hollywood are good; tries the Arcadia hill for the first time, figures to adapt OK.
6 Cactus Flyer – Claimed two back by Gary Sherluck; has good tactical speed for this down the hillside turf course sprint.
Long Shot – 8 meltarib
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, $150,000 San Pasqual, 4-year-olds and up
5 Utopian – Tries dirt for the first time in a stakes, but has the pedigree to excel; race is begging for an upsetter.
6 Tres Borrachos – Is clearly the fastest horse in the race; his dirt form is poor as an 0-for-7 resume shows.
Long Shot – 7 Uh Oh Bango
Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds
11 Flower Power – FTS from Jeff Bonde has been working fast at Pleasanton; makes debut in SoCal and with Joel Rosario up.
13 Three Vases – Logical chalk figures to be vastly overbet;
Long Shot – 9 Candy’s Sunrise
Best Bet – 4 Consulado (race 6)
Santa Anita Park Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/2/$12.80; Long Shots, 8/2/$25.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.40
Santa Anita Park Totals – 130/30/$202.00; Long Shots, 67/12/$179.40; Best Bets, 7/2/$7.60
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #3 Allie’s Event (5/2) in race 5 at Tampa Bay Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Social Statement was scratched at Aqueduct. Stats – 7/5/$35.10; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick