By Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Caitie’s Secret – Big trainer switch to John Sadler; she ran OK in debut, like that Rafael Bejarano takes the call.

Nicole H – Tepid chalk in an open opener; 4-for-4 in the money without winning, that actually may be a negative.

Long Shot – Bonnie Blue Flag

Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $46,000, Allowance, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Elusive Galazy – Four of these exited the Tanda race; was finishing well and is taken to move forward a step.

Sweet Hanni – Could be the primary speed to catch; draws inside and the key may be not having to duel early.

Long Shot – Ghost Girl

Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds

Duke of Aspen – Logical chalk is sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low; don’t see Garrett Gomez riding these kind.

Tale of the Bat – The less starts the better when you have the bottom of the barrel; still has a chance to improve.

Long Shot – Roos On the Loose

Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $44,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds

Apriority – David Flores on cloud 9 winning the Illinois Derby on American Lion; might be the spark he’s been looking for.

Brace Yourselves – Like the turn back in distance from 2-turn routes to this elongated sprint; his best stride will come late.

Long Shot – Derrick Do

Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $30,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Carnival Queen – Like the parking lot post going down the hillside turf course; Garrett Gomez will sit for one big brush.

A Sassy Fusaichi – Logical chalk off a dead game win down the hill in last; she beat easier, so the test is more class here.

Long Shot – Alpine Yodel

Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds

Lets Go Indian – Ran a winning race for this low class in last; if he improves one step, he could literally crush these.

The Full Lavino – Claimed by John Sadler who adds blinkers on; value will come with Christian Santiago Reyes up.

Long Shot – Paradise Found

Race 7 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $56,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Exquisite – Knocking on the door the last two second-place finishes; cut below the chalk, but she is in good form now.

Well Monied – She is by far the most talented turf horse in the field; been away 7 months albeit returns in a soft spot.

Long Shot – Summers Peace

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, $100,000 Las Flores Handicap, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Mona de Momma – Dead late closer can benefit by the race shape; Joel Rosario will save ground and power home late.

Gilded Gem – I project a fast pace and potential meltdown late; Garrett Gomez as good as it gets on a dead late closer.

Long Shot – Alpha Kitten

Race 9 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

Full On – Takes a huge class drop to face this much easier task; good form cycle in third start off a 7-month hiatus.

Smokenomore – Ran fast enough in last to usually beat this kind; tough if repeats, key will be if he regresses tonight.

Long Shot – Carbon Hoofprint

Best Bet – Mona de Momma (race 8)

Santa Anita Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 22/8/$59.80; Long Shots, 11/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 1,107/288/$1,905.80; Long Shots, 542/86/$878.60; Best Bets, 66/22/$108.80

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #2 Mr. Silver (7/2) in race 8 at Gulfstream Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Win Willy ran second at Oaklawn Park paying $3.00 to place and $2.80 to show. Stats – 67/49/$376.10

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