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HORSE RACING

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

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