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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