Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
6 Hurricane Lake – Outside post in a 2-turn route; been claimed in 2-of-3 recent starts, proves he is a hot commodity.
4 Carlot Cowboy – This guy has been claimed in 5-of-7 recent starts; good tax dollars for the state, expect improvement for Bill Spawr.
Long Shot – 5 Perfect Set
Race 2 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
1 Desert Dynamo – When a FTS whose stallion costs $7,500 and was sold for $170K, that’s impressive; Rafael Bejarano and fast works too.
4 Iancol – Part of an uncoupled entry from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; this one is making his career debut.
Long Shot – 8 Zendai
Race 3 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 2-year-olds
6 Top Drawer – Exits a stakes race for the condition; don’t mind the parking lost post as he does not need the lead to succeed.
4 Stormin Wild – No barn hotter right now that Leandro Mora; while his boss Doug O’Neill is on suspension, they just keep winning races.
Long Shot – 5 One More Roll
Race 4 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up
7 Press Baron – With his turf pedigree, he has been a useful sort; claimed 3 races ago by Richard Baltas, remains super productive.
2 Polytechnicien – Shipped to NoCal for a sharp win; has run well on the lead or sitting just off the early pace.
Long Shot – 4 Stoney Fleece
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
4 Alfa Bird – Did everything but win in a well meant debut; his last 3 works are outstanding, figures to be short odds.
7 Well Lawyered – Lots to like in first start for new barn of Simon Callaghan; a first time gelding and solid work tab.
Long Shot – 5 He’s a Bling
Race 6 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
7 Unusually Green – Exited a difficult first level allowance in last; adding blinkers on, is showing more signs of improvement.
3 Mal Verde – Tepid chalk in a really wide open affair; best races have been on grass, however it’s his first 2-turn route race.
Long Shot – 9 Lucky J Lane
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Wild Caroline – Like the cut back in distance where she should be finishing strong; ran first time for a price tag in last start.
4 Spectacular Proof – Speedball has stubbornly yielded the lead late in both career starts; simple tactics again for him tonight.
Long Shot – 9 Barbs Angel
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 Got Even – After 2 starts at Del Mar, returns to his favorite track and preferred surface, dirt; figures to save every inch of ground.
9 Toowindytohaulrox – Suspect will get a wide trip from a parking lot post; this is his first dirt start, though he’s trained over it.
Long Shot – 5 Toledo Eddie
Race 9 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
9 Tribal Spy – Draw a line thru the poor last race at Del Mar; has a solid resume of good races down the hillside turf course.
6 Heat Trap – Has run twice down the hill with a win and a third; like her turf resume too, figures to be flying in the late stages.
Long Shot – 4 Qiaona
Race 10 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
4 Yes She’s a Dancer – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; showed improvement in Los Alamitos races.
7 Holy Ascension – Another taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to compete.
Long Shot – 11 Forest Trees
Best Bet – 7 Press Baron (race 4)
Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/5/$40.60; Long Shots, 8/1/$10.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 159/39/$223.40; Long Shots, 78/11/$154.40; Best Bets, 9/5/$19.00
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #8 Devious D’Oro (15/1) in race 8 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Indygo Bo ran out at Keeneland. Stats – 156/88/$818.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick