Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds
Eze Does It – Been away 10 months, but faced much tougher than he will tonight; expect improvement from age 2 to 3.
Kim’s Leading Man – Getting long in the tooth with 9 tries already; most of the others in here can’t run at all.
Long Shot – Pride of Wilshire
Race 2 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $48,000, Allowance, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Full Mandate – Rough trip in last cost her any chance to win; Jim Cassidy adds blinkers on for this.
Hard Way Ten – Classy graduate tries turf and facing winners for the first time; like that Rafael Bejarano stays on.
Long Shot – I’mneverwrong
Race 3 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
So Hottie – Returns form an 11-month hiatus at this bottom class rung; she showed talent before going on the shelf.
Sister Lucy – Good looking graduate facing winners for the first time; she need not be much to compete with these.
Long Shot – Gotham Spirit
Race 4 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds
My Secret Life – Third start off a 2-month hiatus should be a charm; he just looks a lot faster than these.
Willycan – FTS at least from a trainer I can recognize, Gary Mandella; need not be much to earn a paycheck.
Long Shot – Zing Zing
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Indy Ride – Claimed by A. C. Avila, enough for me to expect big improvement; like the turn back in distance too.
Stray Cat – Third start off a 2-month hiatus; dead late closer will sit in arrears and make one run.
Long Shot – Delago
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $44,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds
Preamble – Like the parking lot post for going down the hillside turf course; figures to fire fast in the lane.
Tweebster – Faced much tougher last year at Del Mar; freshened 8 months, the only question is fitness.
Long Shot – Bradium
Race 7 – 7 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Wells Furgo – Sliding down the claiming ladder to the bottom level; this is a now or never spot for him.
Casa O – John Sadler cull bounced in last after a solid debut second; can upset if he runs back to that race.
Long Shot – Self Defense
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf), Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Giganticus – Dead late closer win and takes a big class drop; may be a big red flag, but repeat race wins this.
Youthful Ambition – Speedball figures to wear a target on his back; flattered when Crossing the Line won next out.
Long Shot – Cadillac
Race 9 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up
Roar of Applause – Mike Mitchell puts up the white flag running for $40K; like that Rafael Bejarano takes the call.
Street Car – Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry, so keep an eye on Red Door Drive; good chance he’ll be involved early.
Long Shot – Universal Peace
Race 10 – 1 3/4 miles (turf), $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap, 4-year-olds and up
Bourbon Bay – He’s finally figured it out after underachieving for so long; this is a real galloper’s race.
Stalingrad – Showed no signs of rust winning in hard off a 20-month vacation; speed to lead or sit close up.
Long Shot – Falcon Rock
Best Bet – My Secret Life (race 4)
Santa Anita Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/4/$15.60; Long Shots, 8/4/$37.40; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60
Santa Anita Totals – 1,270/319/$2,090.60; Long Shots, 624/105/$1,060.80; Best Bets, 76/29/$151.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #8 Proud Lisa (7/2) in race 9 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, For All Who Conga ran second at Tampa Bay paying $3.80 to place and $2.80 to show. Stats – 75/55/$423.00