Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, April 19

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up

5 Valley Cat – Dead late closer joins the Peter Eurton barn; Eurton barn trains KY Derby contender Dance With Fate.

2 Half Strike – Finally broke thru with a nice race last time out; Bill Spawr and Agapito Delgadillo have had success together.

Long Shot – 3 Timeless Indy

Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

5 Boozer – Is 2-for-2 down the hillside turf course; when horses like the hill, they tend to keep running well over it.

6 Back to Bako – Got into a wicked speed duel last time out; he ran well down the hill one time using a stalking strategy.

Long Shot – 2 Valdirone

Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $58,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Yahilwa – Exits 2 graded stakes for this first level allowance; won’t find an easier spot to win a race period.

6 Sagebrush Queen – Stretching out around 2-turns for the first time on the main track; like that Rafael Bejarano stays on.

Long Shot – 3 Onna Bugeisha

Race 4 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter handicap $16,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

7 Kerrilynn – Perfect 2-for-2 on the grass; claimed by Vladimir Cerin, goes long on turf for the first time.

8 Our Little Hen – First turf race last out was a very good second; Brice Blanc is riding with a lot of confidence these days.

Long Shot – 5 Ronda Rocks

Race 5 – 1 mile, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 A P Pepper – Returns to the main track where she has run second twice; getting 5-pounds off with Drayden Van Dyke.

6 Ruff Proof – Victor Espinoza replacing Orlando Mojica who moved back east; Victor rides the KY Derby chalk California Chrome.

Long Shot – 1 Silk in Silver

Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

8 Aqua Revelation – Tough tandem of Rafael Bejarano and Bob Baffert; been a money burner with 6 in the money finishes.

4 Powerful – Cost $1.4-million, but is now a FTG; Jeff Mullins will be the third different trainer in 3 career starts.

Long Shot – 1 Lord Lochinvar

Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

9 Midnight Storm – Was well bet and ran fine in debut; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.

2 Shakahari – Was favored in career debut at Del Mar; likely faced tougher foes last summer than in today.

Long Shot – 1 Bellamy Concerto

Race 8 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), $75,000 La Puente, 3-year-olds

6 Enterprising – Brilliant ride to win the Pasadena in the final stride; Gary Stevens has been very select with his mounts.

5 Diamond Bachelor – Dueled thru quick fractions in last before tiring late; switches to Victor Espinoza for the money shot.

Long Shot – 4 Excessive Kid

Race 9 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

2 Glitter of Silver – Been away 7-months for Richard Baltas; ran a strong second last time, repeat race puts him right there.

8 Gospel Music – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Rafael Bejarano sticks around for the last.

Long Shot – 4 Cinematic Cat

Best Bet – 1 Yahilwa (race 3)

Santa Anita Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/5/$37.80; Long Shots, 8/1/$7.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals – 1,100/312/$1,993.40; Long Shots, 542/78/$837.20; Best Bets, 67/31/$142.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #5 Long River (6/1) in race 12 at Charles Town. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Tea Time ran out at Keeneland. Stats – 63/35/$346.30;

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