Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
6 Really a Princess – Speedball takes the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; tried blinkers on in last.
5 Abets Abet – Beaten favorite was in this condition last time at Los Alamitos; started her career here at Santa Anita.
Long Shot – 3 Awe Gee
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
3 Jimmy Bouncer – Gutsy MSW win in career debut at Del Mar; skipped the Los Alamitos meet for first condition race in Arcadia.
7 Saticoy – Huge debut MSW win, albeit 2 years ago; ran miserably as a 3/5 chalk in last, maybe he is tighter tonight.
Long Shot – 6 Justification
Race 3 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
8 Pioneer Charlie – Overcame a physical start to rally into a game second finish; will be double tough if improves just one step.
3 Awesome Time – Taking a huge class drop to face the bottom of the barrel; Jeff Mullins takes the blinkers off tonight.
Long Shot – 12 Tasha’s Courage
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, $100,000 L.A. Woman, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
1 Top Kisser – No shame running a distant second to Reneesgotzip; saves all the ground inside and completes the job.
4 Stopshoppingdebbie – A 9-for-9 career resume, is the queen of Emerald Downs; could be the Northwest Peppers Pride, if stayed home.
Long Shot – 5 Tribal Gal
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
7 Sweeter Thancandy – She stumbled badly in her career debut; did not turn in a bad effort considering, now switches to the grass.
4 C’Mon Sister – Was a maiden facing stakes horses last time out; gets class relief and likely will get way overbet.
Long Shot – 2 Bennett Jean
Race 6 – 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
1 One Lucky Dane – Moves from outside to inside today while switching to the main dirt track; clearly is bred to handle the stuff.
7 Secreto Primero – Really improved second time out when sent around 2-turns; makes his first start over real dirt.
Long Shot – 2 Bollywood
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), $75,000 Swingtime, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Kathleen Rose – Spit the bit late last time in a rare loss at a mile and at Santa Anita; chance for redemption in an easier spot.
2 Heat Du Jour – Gets class relief from the grade 2 Yellow Ribbon for this; gets a big rider switch too to Elvis Trujillo.
Long Shot – 8 Theatre Star
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, $300,000 Santa Anita Spring Championship, 3-year-olds and up
3 Goldencents – Doug O’Neill can’t enter him in the Breeders’ Cup due to suspension; suspect Leandro Mora, or another, will be the trainer.
1 Secret Circle – Final prep for the defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion; appears still as quick, fast as ever.
Long Shot – 6 Ankenny Hill
Race 9 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), $200,000 City of Hope Mile, 3-year-olds and up
8 Grand Tito – Florida invader must be the goods, trainer got Rafael Bejarano to ride; offers decent value at 5/1 price.
2 Mr. Commons – Despite a nice looking resume, he has really underachieved in his career; this is his right level now.
Long Shot – 12 Rock Me Baby
Race 10 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
1 Pressure Time – Claimed two races in a row, must be something to see; with Kent Desormeaux out, Bob Hess uses Rafael Bejarano.
5 Clubhouse Rock – Last race was a disaster, his first try on synthetics; back on dirt, forgiving horseplayers will like the spot.
Long Shot – 8 Memphis
Best Bet – 1 Top Kisser (race 4)
Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/3/$12.80; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 89/21/$105.20; Long Shots, 44/6/$83.20; Best Bets, 5/4/$12.80
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #10 Hashtag Bourbon (4/1) in race 8 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Pangburn was scratched at Keeneland. Stats – 152/87/$813.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick