Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, October 18

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 7 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Mark of the Affair – Showed modest improvement in second career start; lot of respect for the barn of Ron Ellis.

3 Queen Mad – After 11 chances is getting a bit long in the tooth; facing the slowest group of her modest career.

Long Shot – 6 Yodelmesomemagic

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

5 Heir of Storm – Back class gelding has struggled of late; blinkers off, Peter Miller runs him first time for a price tag.

3 Hadfunlastnight – Claimed by Victor Garcia off a nice win and bumped up one notch in class; tactical speed to sit a nice trip.

Long Shot – 2 Apollo Ten

Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), $100,000 California Flag Handicap, 3-year-olds and up

4 Boozer – Short priced chalk has a strong resume down the hillside turf course; proved he does not need the lead to succeed.

2 Super Ability – First time down the hillside turf course; surprising considering his success on SoCal turf.

Long Shot – 1 Ain’t No Other

Race 4 – 1 mile, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

4 Watdifrenzdzitmake – Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this career low class; Philip D’Amato takes the blinkers off.

9 Seattle Music – Favorite will have to overcome a parking lot post; taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming.

Long Shot – 2 Delaney’s Joy

Race 5 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up

4 Industry Leader – Second start off the claim by Michael Pender; is dropped down more in class, a big help in trying to win a race.

2 Bourne Hot – Leandro Moro is the listed trainer for the Doug O’Neill barn; big class drop will surely help his chances.

Long Shot – 6 Red Man Run

Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

3 Vow Me Over – Tried turf for the first time; ran well over synthetics in last, Mark Glatt taking the blinker’s off.

2 Flat Footed Mama – Bob Baffert charge ran awful at odds on in last; tries turf and the blinkers’ come off today.

Long Shot – 4 Educating

Race 7 – 7 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

6 Kantune – Has run decent races without graduating; Mark Casse tries Corey Nakatani today for the money shot.

10 Cyrus Alexander – FTS from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; like that his main man Rafael Bejarano is up.

Long Shot – 9 Fame and Power

Race 8 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Chilada – Leandro Mora has won races at an amazing rate; this filly did everything but win last time out.

5 Tangelo – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; was part of a wild blanket finish last time out.

Long Shot – 1 Casey’s Clem

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

8 Roper – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Martin Garcia will have a new agent booking his mounts.

11 Sonic Fever – Must overcome a parking lot post in this abbreviated sprint; showed solid early speed in his career debut.

Long Shot – 7 Sindys Luck

Best Bet – 4 Boozer (race 3)

Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/2/$12.40; Long Shots, 8/1/$6.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 242/58/$350.80; Long Shots, 118/15/$190.40; Best Bets, 14/8/$31.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #5 Taris (8/1) in race 9 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Capt. Zippounas ran out at Keeneland. Stats – 161/92/$862.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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