Horse Racing: Santa Anita Park, Feb. 20, 2012

Today at Santa Anita Park

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

7 Baron Von Red – Draw a line thru his one turf race and his resume looks OK; helps that Joel Rosario is up.

4 Stonewall Jackson – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Ron Ellis adding blinkers on.

Long Shot – 1 Thirteen Black

Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

4 His Boy Elroy – Doug O’Neill barn is heating up so ride the wave; bugboy Eswan Flores is riding high also.

7 Warren’s Patron – Tepid chalk did everything but win last time out; good stalking effort from a parking lot post.

Long Shot – 6 Jenna’s Lemon

Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

3 Candys Girl – Mike Mitchell will have a new son in law soon, Julien Leparoux; get some pick 6 bankroll here.

7 Winforlin – If this isn’t a hunch horse for Jeremy Lin fans, then what the; adding blinkers on after a stinky effort.

Long Shot – 7 Winforlin

Race 4 – 1 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

6 Antidote – Flattered when Slim Shadey won next out; good tactical speed helps with the turf rail out 15 feet.

5 Imponente Purse – Logical chalk exiting the grade 2 San Gabriel for this; running for a $40K price tag to boot.

Long Shot – 2 Where’s The Remote

Race 5 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

3 To the Top – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class; has lots of speed to play catch me if you can.

4 Tiabelle – Ran awful on turf last out; for forgiving handicappers as she returns to her preferred surface.

Long Shot – 8 Coparcenary

Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 4-year-olds and up

3 Madeoftherightstuf – After two poor runs with blinkers on, Peter Miller takes the blinkers off; has run some fast races.

2 Relentless Heat – Been knocking on the door the past 3 tries; he is an Unusual Heat so he should like the turf.

Long Shot – 1 He’s Very Rare

Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, 4-year-olds and up

8 Obsess – Bill Spawr has squeezed the lemon since claiming him for $16K; 6-for-8 in the money on dirt albeit zero wins.

3 Swiss Tart – He’s never been much on grass so draw a line thru the last miserable race; won over Santa Anita dirt two back.

Long Shot – 9 Los Bomberos

Race 8 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

5 Vamo a Galupiar – Tiny edge in a well matched field; can be a major player in the west coast distaff turf division.

2 Strawberrydaiquiri – Ran poorly in the grade 1 E. P. Taylor; this is a much easier task, but no one is handing it to her.

Long Shot – 3 Cambina

Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

4 Good Mojo – Huge class drop and takes the weight off with hot bugboy Eswan Flores; he looks like an accomplished journeyman.

1 Always the Same – Joel Rosario had choices and opted to ride for Jerry Fanning; rail skimming ride can be a benefit.

Long Shot – 13 Tale Be Told

Best Bet – 7 Baron Von Red (race 1)

Santa Anita Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/2/$8.00; Long Shots, 9/2/$23.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals – 577/145/$893.40; Long Shots, 291/43/$520.60; Best Bets, 33/16/$57.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Aptphilly (9/5) in race 5 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Ode to Sami ran second at Tampa Bay Downs paying $3.00 to place and $2.20 to show. Stats – 31/23/$217.00; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick.

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