Today at Santa Anita Park
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up
4 Stonewall Jackson – Leap of faith in trainer Ron Ellis on the drop; not much to choose among these slowpokes.
2 Broken Glass – Woke up with a career best effort in last; he likely still needs to improve to graduate.
Long Shot – 5 Outta Splash
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
1 Brown Is Beige – Claimed by Jeff Mullins who is on a roll like the good old days; shown to like Santa Anita sod.
4 Sarasota Sunshine – Went wire to wire in last win; suspect she will not need the lead to succeed under Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot – 5 Picture Perfect
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $75,000, 3-year-olds
5 Tummel – Like the cut back in distance from route to sprint; figures to find his best stride late.
2 Put It There – Tepid chalk has some gas to attend the early pace; class relief returning to face other maidens.
Long Shot – 6 Cast a Doubt
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds
1 Koast – Exploded with a fast win in turf debut; this may be his preferred surface, like Rafael Bejarano up.
8 Boat Trip – Another who woke up first time on turf; Jose Valdivia, Jr. is trying to rebuild his SoCal business.
Long Shot – 3 Declan
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
1 Trapper’s Bounty – Claimed by Vann Belvoir and dropped in class; adding blinkers on and Rafael Bejarano.
4 Mona Storm – Off the turf angle; solid shot in a wide open affair, tactical speed to sit a nice trip.
Long Shot – 6 Lil Miss Macky
Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Unusual Hottie – Kevin Krigger has worked hard building up his SoCal business; proved he belongs with the big boys.
6 Shezabigbroad – Second race off the claim by Mike Mitchell; was a stride late in last, solid shot with these.
Long Shot – 3 Bodie Girl
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up
4 Uzziah – Returns to the claiming price he was claimed at by Robertino Diodoro; class relief is always and advantage.
5 Jim’s Decision – Tepid chalk in another difficult leg of the pick 6; 2-day carryover makes the wager a must play.
Long Shot – 7 Miles Long Gone
Race 8 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), $75,000 Sidd Finch, 4-year-olds and up
3 Make Music For Me – Dead late closer in a race jammed with early speed types; class relief from the grade 1 Kilroe.
2 Dewey’s Special – Speedball should be aided by the turf rail out 8 feet; still the key is if others go with him.
Long Shot – 5 Calimonco
Race 9 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
11 Enduring Promise – He looks like lone early speed; Corey Nakatani as good as it gets nursing a speedball wire to wire.
6 My Slew – Don’t see many claimed out of a maiden claiming $20K; Steve Asmussen must have seen something long term.
Long Shot – 10 Night Wind
Best Bet – 11 Enduring Promise (race 9)
Santa Anita Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/3/$25.60; Long Shots, 10/1/$29.20; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Park Totals – 966/250/$1,568.20; Long Shots, 487/72/$838.60; Best Bets, 55/22/$77.80
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #5 Swift Warrior (12/1) in race 9 at Fair Grounds. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Sixty Acres ran third at Aqueduct paying $4.40 to show. Stats – 52/39/$346.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick