Today at Santa Anita Park
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Correspondent – Beaten favorite has burned a lot of money lately; 4 seconds, he is clearly fast enough.
7 Heidi Maria – Exits a bullet work and has the meet’s hottest rider, Joel Rosario; can sit a cozy outside trip.
Long Shot – 4 Gelila
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Galleta Monstruo – In two races for Mike Mitchell has run evenly; big class drop can put him over the top.
1 Sea Rascal – Big class drop to a level you know he can compete at; 8-YO is still pretty fast considering his age.
Long Shot – 4 Brady Blue Eyes
Race 3 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
7 Made to Love Her – Exits a very fast paced race in last; has tactical speed to sit a nice trip for Rafael Bejarano.
4 Princess Ash – Bob Baffert FTS has been working fast, what a shock; the tote board should tell you something.
Long Shot – 6 Vionnet
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
6 Belle Gallentey – Hastings Park shipper is not outclassed at this bottom level; need not be much to graduate.
5 Silver Street – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; has shown gradual improvement with each start.
Long Shot – 3 Maryjean
Race 5 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Judge Joan – Big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano off a sharp win; she drops in class too, what else for Jeff Mullins.
8 Irridescent Red – This guy is claim proof in return off a 9-month hiatus; Dan Hendricks can win here with impunity.
Long Shot – 10 Motel Stroll
Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $38,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up
4 Golden Mexico – Was scratched for this spot; this is the lowest price tag of his career, reason enough to win.
3 Times Gone By – Claimed by Julio Canani for $25K and aggressively placed for $50K; always thought he had ability.
Long Shot – 5 Dr. Smarty Jack
Race 7 – 7 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
14 Red Door Drive – Like the parking lot post in this elongated sprint; big class drop is the elixir for victory.
9 Master Chef – The maestro Jerry Hollendorfer has been live this meet without many wins; this guy fits in this spot.
Long Shot – 2 Rock This Way
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), $65,000 Uniformity, 3-year-olds
1 Irish Art – Like the turn back in distance for down the hillside; hate the rail post, but we do have Joel Rosario.
7 Sinai – First time down the hill, second grass start; has tactical speed to sit a decent trip throughout.
Long Shot – 4 Robbie’s War
Race 9 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
11 Molly’s All Heart – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; enough to get over the hump.
5 Hanserella – Closed well in last in her best race so far; live if she can improve one more step tonight.
Long Shot – 6 Paris Car Show
Best Bet – 14 Red Door Drive (race 7)
Santa Anita Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/4/$35.40; Long Shots, 9/2/$28.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 255/71/$457.00; Long Shots, 130/21/$227.60; Best Bets, 15/8/$38.60
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #7 Hot Hot Mama (7/2) in race 7 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, My Silver Bear ran second at Keeneland paying $4.20 to place and $4.00 to show. Stats – 164/107/$837.70; follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick