Horse Racing, Santa Anita Park, 10/28/11

Today at Santa Anita Park

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

4 Basmati – Has done the most on his resume exiting two grade 1 stakes; key is if his confidence is shot down.

3 Frenemy – Was well bet in debut and ran OK; part of Bob Baffert uncoupled entry, Midnight Crooner is the other guy.

Long Shot – 1 Only the Gold

Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $51,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Pincelada – Speedball figures to play catch me if you can; speed was excellent on the main track on Thursday.

5 Miss Silver Brook – Makes his dirt debut tonight; lost to a good horse in Ninth Infantry last time out.

Long Shot – 1 Came West

Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds

1 Mentidoso – Claimed by Jack Carava off a ship and win win for Vann Belvoir; spotted nicely to win right off the bat.

6 Polly’s Dancer – Expect speedball tactics from the wide out; Mike Pender very quietly has built up a nice barn of horses.

Long Shot – 5 Cut Fastball

Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

7 Dave’s Revenge – Has a ton of back class to mark this as an easier spot; may have to rally into a strong speed bias.

2 Small But Mighty – Convincing win at Fairplex over cheaper; big class rise, but she is is fine form right now.

Long Shot – 3 Angel of Mystery

Race 5 – 1 mile, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Warren’s Hopeful – A Jack Van Berg horse favored?; he has more career wins than the other trainers in the race combined.

4 Jolly Green Bean – In the money the last two races for a price tag; this is such a moribund field, he has a big chance.

Long Shot – 3 Divine Krystal

Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up

7 Bryan Daniel – Has run like a differenc animal since being gelded; won his maiden from difficult post 13.

10 Absolute Courage – Been away 3 months for this return; like the parking lot post in this elongated sprint.

Long Shot – 4 Bye Bye See Ya

Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Erbeia – Hector Palma has a sneaky good 36 percent win off the claim; he took this one from the top John Sadler barn.

4 Matlow – Scorching MSW win last out in his dirt debut; he trains in Arcadia so it was not a foreign surface.

Long Shot – 7 Coo Cachoo

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

12 Salty Robbin – Three in the money finishes in recent sprints; need not be much to handle this motley crew.

6 Personalitary – Cuts back in distance from route to sprint today; suspect Joel Rosario will sit for one run.

Long Shot – 7 Corn Maze

Best Bet – 1 Mentidoso (race 3)

Santa Anita Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$17.80; Long Shots, 8/1/$9.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 287/81/$515.80; Long Shots, 147/23/$241.60; Best Bets, 16/8/$38.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – 8 Lighthouse Sound (2/1) in race 7 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Ninety Five South ran out at Keeneland. Stats – 166/107/$837.70; follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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