Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 2-year-olds
7 Heyyoucan – Broke maiden for $30K price tag; that made him eligible for this easier starter allowance condition.
6 Cajun Hipple – Was ambitiously placed in a stakes last time; this is class relief facing his friends tonight.
Long Shot – 1 Battle Jet
Race 2 – 1 mile (turf), $70,000 Swingtime, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Customer Base – What a meet for Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens; they are more dangerous when paired up like this.
1 Miss Pippa – Chance to save all the ground and grind it out late; this is a very evenly matched field.
Long Shot – 7 Magic Union
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Spirited Touch – Bob Baffert appears loaded for bear today; he figures to win a whole bunch of purses, big and small.
1 Tama County – Returned off a long layoff with a solid effort; saves all the ground and cuts back a little in distance.
Long Shot – 4 Riseseastsetswest
Race 4 – 1 mile (turf), $150,000 City of Hope Mile, 3-year-olds and up
5 Obviously – His only loss at a mile distance was to Wise Dan; controlling speed to lead from pillar to post.
7 Barocci – Last seen with a good try in the much tougher Eddie Read; shortens up to a mile, but should be gaining late.
Long Shot – 6 He Be Fire N Ice
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
7 Drover Crazy – Been in the money all 3 career starts; ran well in last when wide throughout.
2 Magic Daddy – Tepid chalk is from that Bob Baffert barn; he is loaded for bear tonight and should win a few races.
Long Shot – 5 Intoclassymischief
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $36,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
9 Ivanho – Big class drop to a $40K price tag tonight; big rider switch to Corey Nakatani, also cutting way back in distance.
10 A Toast to You – Tepid chalk in a very wide open affair; race like this can blow up the pick 6 pool early.
Long Shot – 12 Mr. Bossy Pants
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, $100,000 L.A. Woman, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Executiveprivilege – Bob Baffert has taken his time preparing her to peak on Breeders’ Cup day; will sit an make one brush.
6 Teddy’s Promise – Been rested through Del Mar and Fairplex; this is her one prep for the BC F & M Sprint.
Long Shot – 7 Great Hot
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Key Vista – Well regarded filly broke her maiden almost a year ago in career debut; sight unseen, but is training very fast.
4 Madoffwiththemoney – Won first off the claim for Peter Miller; using Edwin Maldonado as Garrett Gomez is at Keeneland.
Long Shot – 3 Oscillator
Race 9 – 6 furlongs, $250,000, Santa Anita Sprint Championship, 3-year-olds and up
8 Goldencents – Very unlucky to lose his last 2 starts; he’s very good now, suspect he’ll be much better as a 4-YO.
5 Trinniberg – Has only one way of going, fast; Jose Valdivia Jr. getting a huge shot to ride this colt.
Long Shot – 7 Points Offthebench
Race 10 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
12 Savings Account – Tom Proctor has been on a hot roll; parking lot post is OK for going down the hillside turf course.
1 Pretty Storm – Speed and the rail is not as effective when the turf rail is at zero; still she can motor on the front end.
Long Shot – 10 Exotic Behavior
Best Bet – 5 Obviously (race 4)
Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/2/$8.60; Long Shots, 7/4/$43.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 87/21/$158.80; Long Shots, 41/8/$92.40; Best Bets, 5/1/$4.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #7 Strong Mandate (5/2) in race 10 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Catholic Cowboy ran third at Belmont Park paying $2.60 to show. Stats – 155/104/$862.40; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick