Today at Santa Anita Park: May 26, 2014

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK by Richard Eng

Post Time 1:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 4 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

4 Lost Bus – FTS from the baby barn wizard Wesley Ward; suspect the tote board will be singing about this one.

3 Desert Steel – Beaten favorite ran well in career debut; suspect will contest the early pace from the get go.

Long Shot – 6 Dixie Tweet

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap, 3-year-olds and up

4 Wild Dude – Did everything but win last time in the Potrero Grande; this is a tiny, but evenly balance, field.

1 Wine Police – Peter Miller adding blinkers on for this; expect Victor Espinoza to ride aggressively from the wood.

Long Shot – 2 Cyclometer

Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

8 Koast – Has a lot of back class where this level should be easy picking for him; will sit a trip and come flying fast late.

7 Candy’s Sunrise – Los Alamitos trainer ships up to the big track today; Los Al is, of course, the home of California Chrome.

Long Shot – 6 This One’s for Mel

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 Forest Romance – FTS from the cagey Bobby Wayne Grayson barn; watch the tote board for additional clues.

8 Time for a J – Showed much improved early speed last time out; expect him to be sent hard to the front again tonight.

Long Shot – 3 Celestial Image

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $58,000, Cal-breds, Optional claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Volkonsky – Tiny edge to a horse that is not big on winning; in fact, most in today’s field is not big on winning.

1 Poshsky – Saving ground in turf racing is a valuable strategy; Peter Miller and Victor Espinoza teaming up again.

Long Shot – 5 Benba

Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Mavericks Guns – Do you remember the original Maverick brothers, Bret and Bart; like the cut back in distance from mile to sprint.

1 Stormin Lute – Not many trainers claim from the white icon Bob Baffert; thing is it’s difficult to improve off his training.

Long Shot – 3 W. Giles

Race 7 – 1 1/8th miles (turf), $300,000 Gamely, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Miss Serendipity – Just have a feeling this is a good spot for a big upset; Brice Blanc has had a lot of close calls of late.

8 Emollient – Logical chalk ships in for HOF Bill Mott; this is an average division sh she’s shipped out west before.

Long Shot – 7 Parranda

Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Bonus Spin – Jeff Mullins has an uncoupled entry so caveat emptor; this one cost $125K at the sales.

2 Afleet Echo – Beaten favorite ran like a green baby, slow early, but fast late; expect improvement second time out.

Long Shot – 4 Grey Girl Gone

Race 9 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Gratification – Tepid chalk in a wide open finale; this baby cost $250K and ran a good debut race at Tampa Bay Downs.

11 Bird in Love – Doug O’Neill barn remains hot even without Rafael Bejarano around; this one add blinkers on for this test.

Long Shot – 9 Humming Beethoven

Best Bet – 2 Mavericks Guns (race 6)

Santa Anita Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/4/$26.60; Long Shots, 8/3/$25.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals – 313/87/$554.80; Long Shots, 152/15/$144.80; Best Bets, 17/5/$16.40

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Lady Lavery (4/1) in race 9 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Minorette ran second at Belmont Park paying $7.10 to place and $4.90 to show. Stats – 83/49/$473.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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