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Horse Racing, Santa Anita Park, March 29

Today at Santa Anita Park

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies, 4-year-olds

1 So Tempted – Reunited with Garrett Gomez who last rode her in a winning race; she does not need the lead to succeed.

4 A Natural – Been away 13 months, but runs first time for a price tag; the main question is one of fitness.

Long Shot – 3 Ashabu

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

1 Lottawampum – Beaten favorite is in a good spot to finally graduate; reunited with a healthy Garrett Gomez.

6 Endless Fancy – Bob Baffert is thousands of miles away in a Dubai hospital recovering from a heart attack; wish him well.

Long Shot – 3 Rock and Glory

Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $26,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

8 Fluxx – Broke her maiden with an incredibly low Beyer; she is capable of better and at a square price.

7 Anna You’re Up – Mike Mitchell has an uncoupled entry; this one is favored, the other part is Lorenbray.

Long Shot – 5 Lika

Race 4 – 1 mile, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

1 Belle Gallantey – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class; her best can beat these to a pulp.

3 Siempre Esperanza – After four straight in the money finishes, she may be ready to finish the job; tactical speed to sit a trip.

Long Shot – 5 Warren’s Hopeful

Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds

7 Nihilist – John Sadler tries something different, a turf sprint; she’s fast enough, just needs to adapt to the green.

5 Sydney’s Darling – Fourth different jockey to ride her; tactical speed, useful with the turf rail out 30 feet.

Long Shot – 9 Swingaway

Race 6 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

1 Flashy Rae – Beaten favorite regressed last time; she appears capable of rebounding, saves all the ground inside.

2 Zenett – Second start off a 9-month hiatus; Vann Belvoir horses continue to run well, he’s had a solid meet.

Long Shot – 9 Arinyes Love

Race 7 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $60,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up

2 Fire With Fire – Midwest invader ran well over firm turf in New York; SoCal debut for Neil Drysdale who is heating up.

4 Holladay Road – Gets big class relief upon exiting the Santa Anita Handicap; his turf resume is good from 5 tries.

Long Shot – 6 Massone

Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds

1 Alworth – In too tough last time in a non-effort; better suited for these off a strong debut race.

10 – Warren’s Nicholas – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; flattered when Unusual Heatwave won next out.

Long Shot – 2 New Hire

Best Bet – 1 So Tempted (race 1)

Santa Anita Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/4/$26.40; Long Shots, 9/1/$8.20; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals – 918/239/$1,497.00; Long Shots, 462/66/$746.00; Best Bets, 52/21/$74.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #6 Sir McIntyre (6/1) in race 10 at Gulfstream Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Castaway ran out at Sunland Park. Stats – 50/37/$330.00; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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