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Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita Park, Jan. 13

Today at Santa Anita Park

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 7 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up

8 Bio Pro – Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this career low class; need not be much to beat these.

9 Baja Cal – Adding blinkers on; Victor Garcia has won first time blinkers on in 3-of-4 starts.

Long Shot – 7 Warren’s Parolee

Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up

10 Guest Star – Has really improved the last two starts off a 3-month hiatus; John Shirreffs must of corrected something.

1 Gnarly Dude – Claimed for $25K by Kristin Mulhall, has cashed 3 paychecks since; his last 2 turf sprints are very good.

Long Shot – 9 American Blend

Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, $75,000 Paseana Handicap, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

3 Charm the Maker – With Ron McAnally getting knee surgery, a win here would boost his spirits. class relief for modest stakes.

1 Distracting – Bob Baffert filly has shown solid skills in 3 career starts; like that she will save all the ground inside.

Long Shot – 7 Candrea

Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds

8 Demonic – Exits a bullet workout for John Sadler; suspect FTS will be a hot commodity among the SoCal clockers.

4 Battled – Bob Baffert colt is the one to beat off a solid debut second; his babies improve with experience.

Long Shot – 1 Major Affair

Race 5 – 1 mile, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

4 Exclusive Story – Like Calder shippers coming to SoCal; this one debuts for Vladimir Cerin.

7 Sultry Season – Was ambitiously placed two races ago on BC day; this clearly is the right spot to get something done.

Long Shot – 8 Cavalla

Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds

1 Nicegirlsfnishlast – Let’s hope Rafael Bejarano did not break his wrist yesterday; if so he’ll need replacement riders.

4 Devious Chic – Outran her 16/1 odds in debut when lost by 2-lengths; key leg in the pick 6 with a $231K carryover.

Long Shot – 8 Poster Girl

Race 7 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up

4 Arresting Officer – Won nicely and is dropped in class by Gary Stute; that’s called shoving him down our throats.

6 Hidden Blessing – Did a pop and stop in last after some good races; let’s see if he can bounce back at a square price.

Long Shot – 7 Chinese Praise

Race 8 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), $150,000 San Gabriel, 4-year-olds and up

4 Slim Shadey – Been a busy horse since the Breeders’ Cup; he should sit a perfect tripoff of Chosen Miracle

7 Jeranimo – Logical chalk will hope Slim Shadey and Chosen Miracle duel; is always at the mercy of the pace.

Long Shot – 6 Chosen Miracle

Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

10 Rader the Rat – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to handle these.

3 Got Heem – Julien Leparoux and his father in law Mike Mitchell team up; takes the blinkers off for this.

Long Shot – 4 Silk Indian

Best Bet – 4 Slim Shadey (race 8)

Santa Anita Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/3/$20.40; Long Shots, 8/1/$10.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals – 193/50/$343.60; Long Shots, 97/17/$205.00; Best Bets, 11/4/$15.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #5 Notesfromabroad (6/5) in race 5 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Hold That Broad was scratched at Aqueduct. Stats – 8/5/$36.30; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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