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TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK: December 29, 2013

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

5 Made to Worship – FTS from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; Tommy Town is a betting stable, so watch the tote board for clues.

8 Shakeitupbetty – Typical green debut, slow early, fast late; figures to show improvement in second career start.

Long Shot – 3 Wired for Fun

Race 2 – 1 mile, Purse $23,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 No Tricks for Jack – Takes the weight off with bugboy Irving Orozco; has won 2-of-4 starts going one mile.

7 Born Lucky – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class.

Long Shot – 1 Ghost N Your Heart

Race 3 – 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

5 Scarly Charly – Janet Armstrong has had a quiet year with only 50 starts; this one can develop into one of her good ones.

7 Crucero – Rafael Bejarano gives most of his mounts a fighting chance; the key is he gets good position and knows his foes.

Long Shot – 2 Airfoil

Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $58,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Zanbo – Draw a line thru last in a race that came off the turf; her grass resume is pretty strong, compared with these.

2 Madre Luna – Not the best record down the hillside turf course; still she broke her maiden as a 4-YO.

Long Shot – 7 Heat Du Jour

Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Metaxa – She’s finally found her friends at this bottom level class; chance to improve under Eddie Truman.

5 Acute – Tepid chalk in another wide open affair; her races at Hollywood are awful, but she has won twice in Arcadia.

Long Shot – 1 Princess Suances

Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

10 Joeandbetty’sbaby – Rafael Bejarano had options and lands here; parking lot posts are better down the hillside turf course.

1 Noise of the Crowd – Suspect value with rider switch to bugboy from Rafael Bejarano; her race two back is fast enough to upset.

Long Shot – 6 Distant Image

Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

8 Beverly the Boss – FTS from Peter Miller is an expensive sort for this barn; bred to be quick and excel around 1-turn races.

2 Star Sighting – Bob Baffert will be a fixture in most MSW races here; he has so many babies, watch his uncoupled entries.

Long Shot – 5 Fashion Plate

Race 8 – 1 1/8th miles (turf), $100,000 Robert J. Frankel, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Moone’s My Name – Tiny edge in an impossible stakes race; it’ll come down to who can carve out the best trip for home.

7 Customer Base – Mike Smith for Gary Stevens who opted to ride Gulsary; must always respect the barn of Tom Proctor.

Long Shot – 5 Stormy Lucy

Race 9 – 1 mile, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

8 Impeccably – Ran a career best when sliding down the maiden claiming ladder; that was on turf, this is on organic dirt.

5 Mini Candy – Was the betting choice when a lot went wrong; the key vote is Rafael Bejarano remains loyal to the cause.

Long Shot – 7 Big Rosie Brown

Best Bet – 5 Made to Worship (race 1)

Santa Anita Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/8/$41.00; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.40

Santa Anita Park Totals – 50/18/$94.60; Long Shots, 26/1/$15.00; Best Bets, 3/2/$5.80

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Air Squadron (9/5) in race 7 at Fair Grounds. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Isthmus ran out at Aqueduct. Stats – 2/1/$5.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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