Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
4 Time for Angie – Big class drop from $50K to $16K for this; might be a toss for some were it not for Rafael Bejarano up.
2 Divine Way – Claimed by Robertino Diodoro for $20K, re-entered for $16K; barns been winning races at a sneaky good percentage.
Long Shot – 1 Frandontjudge
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
2 Pennies From Denny – Been away since August, but showed some fight at this class; facing an extremely slow group tonight.
6 Dream Baby – Speedy sort in a paceless looking field; expect bugboy Drayden Van Dyke to send from the get go.
Long Shot – 1 Italian Baba
Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds
9 Star Act – Been second best twice now under Gary Stevens; Drayden Van Dyke takes over for his mentor trainer Tom Proctor.
5 Sedona Gal – Outran her 56/1 odds in last when beaten only 3-lengths; won’t be near that price this afternoon.
Long Shot – 1 Disregarded
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
2 Profire – Has a tendency to nibble, but faces a slow group today; Pick 6 carryover starts here at $54K.
8 Slewissurfing – Ron Ellis barn can do no wrong this meet; adding blinkers on for second start, expect some improvement.
Long Shot – 4 Ice Cream Truck
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs, (turf, rail at 8 feet), $100,000 Las Cienegas, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
4 Biorhythm – This could be a big day for bugboy Drayden Van Dyke; he has a lot of live mounts today, just needs racing luck.
5 Sky High Gal – Exits a winning race down the hill in the Wishing Well; clearly a good sign for a possible repeat race.
Long Shot – 1 Ciao Bella Luna
Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds
8 Top Fortitude – Sight unseen since an impressive debut win in November; given time to mature, Aaron Gryder takes over tonight.
9 True Ten – Vladimir Cerin barn has been heating up this meet; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano signals intent.
Long Shot – 6 Chelios
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
10 Intoxicating Move – The parking lot post down the hillside turf course is an advantage; turf rail is out 8 feet today.
6 Blake’s Magic – Aaron Gryder gets back to back live mounts on the card; a more than capable rider with the right horses.
Long Shot – 3 Lets Get Frisky
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, $200,000 Potrero Grande, 4-year-olds and up
6 Wild Dude – Did everything but win in a blanket finish of the San Carlos; chased Sahara Sky who is a big time sprint star.
2 Wine Police – Peter Miller continues to do well with New Mexico imports; shows the talent gap has been narrowed.
Long Shot – 7 Big Macher
Race 9 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $35,000, Maiden claiming $75,000, 3-year-olds and up
6 Cowtownmary – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; this Franco kid can ride some.
9 Distillery – Bit long in the tooth with 0-for-19 resume; key vote is return visit from leading jockey Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot – 5 Troy Story
Best Bet – 9 Star Act (race 3)
Santa Anita Park Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$42.80; Long Shots, 7/1/$17.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Park Totals – 1,068/304/$1,939.40; Long Shots, 526/75/$812.00; Best Bets, 65/31/$142.60
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #3 Dimension (8/1) in race 7 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Malibu Yankee ran out at Keeneland. Stats – 61/34/$333.30; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick