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Today at Santa Anita Park

By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 7 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds

3 Chinese Praise – Good to be back off a short hiatus; hunch horse for me to win the Santa Anita opener.

7 Deluxe Bus – Has run well twice off the claim for Gary Sherluck from Mike Mitchell; will sit in arrears and make one run.

Long Shot – 2 Lime Rock Revenge

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

2 Runflatout – No shame losing the grade 1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga; these are his friends, expect improvement.

1 Red Ace – Wonder why he wasn’t a ship and win horse at Del Mar; been working bullets in debut for Bob Baffert.

Long Shot – 5 Master Chef

Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

2 Unzip Me – Turf sprint specialist loves the hillside turf course; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.

3 Broken Dreams – Tom Proctor held his own at Del Mar; like this mare to be closing fastest of all.

Long Shot – 4 Tanda

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 2-year-olds

3 Enuff Bull – Has a testing debut where not much went right; flattered when Quality Elusion won next out.

13 Solana Soleil – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; like Rafael Bejarano up.

Long Shot – 7 Baby Letters

Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

5 Field Report – Beaten favorite in last can right the ship here; tactical speed to sit a trip and bury them late.

3 Sun’s Out – Carla Gaines taking the blinkers off; like that Garrett Gomez stays loyal to the cause.

Long Shot – 1 Joe Doggs

Race 6 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $21,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Dubai Perfecto – Has the best turf resume among the starters; from the live Steve Miyadi barn too.

3 Roman Chic – Looked like a different horse in last off the claim by Mike Mitchell; ran like rocket man.

Long Shot – 6 Hot Ticket

Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $12,500, 3-year-olds and up

4 Clear to Canada – Vann Belvoir barn ran well at Del Mar; key vote comes from Rafael Bejarano up.

2 Los Bomberos – Was flattered when Chinese Praise won next out; watch Chinese Praise in today’s race 1.

Long Shot – 6 Star Dance M D

Race 8 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $51,000, Optional claiming 462,500, 3-year-olds and up

1 Dr. Smarty Jack – Appears to be rounding into form; third start off a 5-month hiatus, saves all the ground inside.

8 Matto Mondo – Speedball has the negative of a parking lot post; can use up valuable energy early in the race.

Long Shot – 6 Megastar

Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $18,000, 3-year-olds and up

13 Cheers to Boogie – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; been away 9-months.

12 Depth – Logical chalk has had lots of chances already; he may win by inheriting the lead in the deep stretch.

Long Shot – 6 Archie’s Way

Best Bet – 5 Field Report (race 5)

Del Mar Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/3/$17.00; Long Shots, 8/2/$18.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Final Totals – 616/139/$978.40; Long Shots, 300/47/$554.60; Best Bets, 35/14/$72.40

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #10 Scenario Analysis (4/1) in race 4 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Sophia ran out at Presque Isle Downs. Stats – 151/98/$780.10

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