Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita Park, Jan. 17


By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $19,000, Claiming $10,000, 4-year-olds and up

2 Donato – Claimed by Peter Miller and dropped in class; expect Kevin Krigger to send from the inside.

5 Anabaa Premium – Won over this kind two races ago; tactical speed to lead or follow close up.

Long Shot – 3 Morganouska

Race 2 – 1 mile, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

5 Trice Up – Gary Stevens looks good in the saddle; he doesn’t ride many, but nearly all are live.

7 Derekson – Early speed can be an asset in here; this looks like a no passing zone field.

Long Shot – 4 Tiz Futurity

Race 3 – 1 mile, Purse $19,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

8 Katy’s Kitty – Back to back sharp wins, claimed by Nestor Capitaine; key is she repeats for him.

3 Rossi Reserve – Sharp win last time, and appears capable of repeating; speed to lead throughout.

Long Shot – 2 Sweetrayofsunshine

Race 4 – 1 mile, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

4 Captain Hadley – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; exits a massive key race.

2 Ice Cream Truck – Another dropping in class from MSW to maiden claiming; chased some very talented colts in debut.

Long Shot – 6 Bro Derek

Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

4 There Is No Limit – Has won 2-of-3 races on dirt; has found her comfort level, these are her friends.

6 Nice Meidel – Her one dirt start was a win; she missed in last in a solid effort.

Long Shot – 1 Trapper’s Bounty

Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 4-year-olds and up

1 Broker Brett – Gobbled up turf big time in last; he improved a ton once put on the grass.

4 Dynamize – Dirt try wasn’t all that impressive in last; his grass races were a lot faster.

Long Shot – 5 Just Fishin

Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

5 Eblouissante – Was sensational in her long awaited debut; kin to Zenyatta takes the next logical step.

1 Double Ante – Ran a career best race in last despite losing; she has been rounded up as guinea pigs for Eblouissante.

Long Shot – 2 Viva Carina

Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $31,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 4-year-olds and up

6 Candy’s Jewel – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; grinder facing a very soft field.

4 Stars and Moons – Has disappointed in his last two starts; stretches back out in distance around 2-turns.

Long Shot – 1 Soul Saver

Best Bet – 6 Candy’s Jewel (race 8)

Santa Anita Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/5/$33.60; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals – 211/55/$377.20; Long Shots, 105/17/$205.00; Best Bets, 12/4/$15.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #6 Los Ojitos (5/2) in race 5 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Notesfromabroad won at Aqueduct paying $3.80 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats – 9/6/$44.40; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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