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