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HORSE RACING

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $54,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 3-year-olds

7 Bathing Beauty – Makes her turf debut, but has shown enough ability to merit favoritism; like that Garrett Gomez remains loyal.

6 Cookinthisorthat – Another trying grass for the first time; suspect P Val will take charge early with the turf rail out 30 feet.

Long Shot – 1 Reddy Go Jaylo

Race 2 – 5 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

1 Misty Carmel – Been well bet in all 3 career starts; sliding down the claiming ladder to this career-low class.

4 Milliondollarbill – If there is a speed duel, it will be between the favorite and this gal; her race two back was good.

Long Shot – 7 Quentin Gallivan

Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $54,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds

6 Nahem – If you want an interesting long shot, check out the turf pedigree on this guy; expect improvement tonight.

2 Visual Intensity – May be the quickest in the race, a benefit with the turf rail out 30 feet; will play catch me if you can.

Long Shot – 1 Redemsky

Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

9 Ralphie Ole’ – Dead-late closer will excel if the early pace is contested; offers good value at 12/1 odds.

3 Warren’s Gridlock – Tepid chalk in a wide-open affair; his dirt record is better than on turf or synthetics.

Long Shot – 8 Atticus Pomponius

Race 5 – 7 furlongs, Purse $34,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds

8 Kalyra Cat – Dead-late closer draws a cozy parking lot post in this elongated sprint; like the big class drop too.

3 Stormin Proud Papa – Claimed by Bill Spawr off a sharp win; his 3 career wins sticks out in this motley crew.

Long Shot – 5 Edgewick Road

Race 6 – 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Optional claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 3-year-olds

2 Going for a Spin – Beaten favorite is capable of rebounding at a square price; is reunited with Rafael Bejarano.

5 Warren’s Flyer – Tepid chalk gets major class relief from stakes for this O/C $50k condition; tactical speed to sit a trip.

Long Shot – 7 Frigid Bridget

Race 7 – 7 furlongs, Purse $59,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

2 Crisis of Spirit – Was blocked nearly the length of the stretch in last; crying to run with no place at all to go.

7 Patriotic Viva – Was clearly overmatched in the grade 1 La Brea; returns from a 2-month hiatus with Rafael Bejarano.

Long Shot – 1 Sarasota Sunshine

Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 3-year-olds

5 A Golden Jet – Beaten favorite returns off a 4-month hiatus; taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming.

4 Taptap I’mgone – Claimed by Jeff Mullins, who has been quiet this meet; clue is the hiring of Rafael Bejarano.

Long Shot – 9 Zees Chris

Best Bet – 2 Crisis of Spirit (race 7)

Santa Anita Park Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/6/$33.20; Long Shots, 8/1/$7.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$8.00

Santa Anita Park Totals – 548/151/$963.50; Long Shots, 274/38/$384.40; Best Bets, 32/14/$58.90

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – 8 Stepaside (8/5) in race 7 at Tampa Bay Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Bull Hole won at Gulfstream Park paying $3.80 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.40 to show. Stats – 31/25/$209.10

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