TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $54,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
2 Lunch Time Diva – Well bet in both career starts in finishing second both times; figures to be closing fastest of all.
3 Star Presence – She has burned money as a beaten favorite in 3-of-5 career starts; has run fast, but not fast enough yet.
Long Shot – 1 So She Dances
Race 2 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $38,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
2 Hey Elvis – Be wary if this race moves to the main track, then all bets are off; vanned off in last, Rafael Bejarano rides.
1 Swift Winds – Is better on grass, but has won twice on dirt; saves all the ground and comes grinding in the lane.
Long Shot – 6 Achak
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Look to the Sky – Peter Miller was the hottest trainer at Hollywood; he appears to have kept the mojo going in Arcadia.
6 Misinjennuous – Sliding down the claiming ladder, but has found her comfort zone at the bottom; tries stretching out 2 turns.
Long Shot – 5 Lucy Got Lucky
Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Claiming $50,000, 2-year-olds
3 Offlee Wild Boys – Beat a decent field in open company last time; big rider switch to Garrett Gomez for a repeat performance.
4 Runaway Wildcat – Exiting two tougher stakes for this $50K price tag; like that Rafael Bejarano is taking the call.
Long Shot – 2 Divine Child
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $68,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
5 Cayambe – Has won 2-of-4 starts on dirt; he’s better going long, but figures to be finishing fast for Rafael Bejarano.
6 Earnednevergiven – Another who has a good resume on dirt; a natural sprinter, he appears to be in top form right now.
Long Shot – 3 My Summer Slew
Race 6 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $56,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Vision in Gold – She is well regarded in the Ron Ellis barn; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip in a wide-open affair.
5 Queen Martha – Good try in last, her debut over synthetics; returns to dirt where she has a big second to Rachel Alexandra.
Long Shot – 3 Beautiful American
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $63,000, Optional claiming $100,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Talktoomuch – Has been perfect with 3 wins since claimed by Mike Mitchell; may scratch if it comes off the grass.
3 Late Cuddle – Has been an in-and-outer since joining the maestro, Jerry Hollendorfer barn; still has a high ceiling.
Long Shot – 6 Celtic Princess
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
3 Elegant – Solid second last time, first for a price tag; Bob Hess adding blinkers on, clearly the one to beat.
1 Miss Addy Kiss – Suspect Corey Nakatani will send hard from the rail; good strategy in a potential no-passing-zone field.
Long Shot – 8 Truckee Thrust
Best Bet – 3 Elegant (race 8)
Santa Anita Park Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/6/$28.20; Long Shots, 7/1/$12.20; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Park Totals – 50/17/$95.20; Long Shots, 24/3/$28.40; Best Bets, 3/2/$7.20
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – 4 Ashlyn’s Girl (7/2) in race 7 at Turfway Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Kenta Kun ran second at Tampa Bay Downs paying $5.40 to place and $4.20 to show. Stats – 3/2/$21.00