Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up
2 Fancy Shoes – Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this bottom rung; like the blinkers on, expect a sharp bolt from the gate.
1 Preordained – Trainer who claim from Bob Baffert seldom enjoy the fruits; if they were any good, he would keep protecting them.
Long Shot – 5 Secure Dividend
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds
3 Great Lou – Claimed by Robertino Diodoro off a gritty victory; barn has an above average strike rate first time in the barn.
5 Hot Lightning – Reunited with Rafael Bejarano who won on him three races ago; like the subtle cutback in distance too.
Long Shot – 4 Hurry Up Henry
Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
6 Zanbo – Not much of a trip last time and was wrappped up late by Rafael Bejarano; positive that leading rider remains loyal.
5 Fantastic Mizz – Vann Belvoir drops her lower than the claim price of $40K five races back; she has a good resume in turf mile events.
Long Shot – 1 Kadesha
Race 4 – 1 mile, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds
4 Ink Well – Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this bottom rung; has shown improving Beyer Speed figures in all 3 career starts.
6 Olmsted – Can better this rating, especially with Rafael Bejarano up; first time gelding and is a ship and win candidate to boot.
Long Shot – 2 Mighty Pleasing
Race 5 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
5 Crucero – Dead late closer has shown signs of improvement since claimed by Keith Desormeaux; expect his brother to give his best.
6 Commander King – Has the best turf record of any horse in the field, 1-for-1; the less starts is sometimes a good thing.
Long Shot – 7 I’ll Wrap It Up
Race 6 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
5 Time for Angie – Suspect she can get a perfect trip sitting just off the pacesetters; no one finishes better than Rafael Bejarano.
4 Discatsonthesquare – Speedball broke her MSW on dirt three races ago; the shorter distance today can only help her too.
Long Shot – 1 Medicine Gal
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
6 Avenge – Really exploded with a big effort to earn her diploma; she has the grass pedigree by War Front to be an eventual stakes winner.
5 Sea Mona – Is winless on turf, but has run some good races; has a big edge in experience over those that just earned their diplomas.
Long Shot – 2 Whisk
Race 8 – 1 mile, Purse $20,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up
7 Knock Em Flat – A repeat of his last race would also beat these today; has good tactical speed to lead or sit close to the pace.
9 Alpine Luck – Ran well into a buzzsaw pace sprinting; stretching back out around 2-turns, will enjoy the slower pace tonight.
Long Shot – 3 Jackson Sundown
Best Bet – 2 Fancy Shoes (race 1)
Santa Anita Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/4/$25.00; Long Shots, 9/3/$31.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$8.60
Santa Anita Totals – 994/260/$1,660.00; Long Shots, 497/74/$764.40; Best Bets, 60/22/$100.40
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #1 Bird Maker (3/1) in race 7 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Gallico ran out at Gulfstream Park. Stats – 49/35/$227.30; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick