HORSE RACING

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $46,000, Optional claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up

Noblety – Has won 4-of-5 turf starts since being claimed by Eric Kruljac; been steady as they come down the hill.

Greenwich Park – Interesting newcomer from John Sadler; Rafael Bejarano opted to ride this South African grass import.

Long Shot – Worth Repeating

Race 2 – 2 furlongs, Purse $28,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Seethe Girlgo – Walther Solis excels at this abbreviated baby races; like that top gate rider David Flores is up.

Fil’slastscore – Tepid chalk from another live baby barn in Mel Stute; your edge over me is you can see the tote action.

Long Shot – Rockin Heather

Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

Lodi Red – Just a very ugly horse race; FTs from Sean McCarthy has as good a chance as any, no strikes against yet.

Warren’s Kong – Logical chalk because his back to back seconds make him look like Secretariat in here; saves all the ground.

Long Shot – Water Landing

Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $14,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Recess – In a race this cheap, to see Rafael Bejarano is always interesting; tactical speed to sit a trip.

Dona Mary – Has earned paychecks in 4 of his last 5 starts; saves ground under Michael Baze and grinds late.

Long Shot – Malibu Artiste

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

Dontmesroundwitjim – Joel Rosario had choices and opted to ride for Don Warren; nice comeback off a one year hiatus.

Absolutlypositivly – Loses Rosario to the favorite, but still has a puncher’s chance; stretching out from hillside races.

Long Shot – My Boy Walsh

Race 6 – 1 mile, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

Fenice – Got a tightener in first race in 2-months off the claim by Jeff Mullins; well spotted for victory.

Our Partner – Big class drop even for Mike Mitchell; he could win by broad daylight or be trailing at the end.

Long Shot – One Shot

Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $48,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

Thorondor – Speedy sort clearly ran like a short horse in last; speed will be aided by the turf rail out 15 feet.

Pinstripe Kid – Good second in last outrunning his 36/1 odds; will save ground and appears capable of holding form.

Long Shot – Warrens Attack Cat

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Melbisha – Has been well bet in last 3 starts without graduating; switch to Joel Rosario for the money shot.

Royally Large – Showed enormous improvement for Jeff Mullins off a 6-month hiatus; can win if she improves one step.

Long Shot – Skyangle

Best Bet – Melbisha (race 8)

Santa Anita Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/3/$32.80; Long Shots, 9/1/$6.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$22.20

Santa Anita Totals – 1,125/291/$1,938.60; Long Shots, 551/87/$884.80; Best Bets, 67/23/$131.00

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #8 Targe (5/2) in race 2 at Gulfstream Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Mr. Silver won at Gulfstream Park paying $6.40 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.60 to show. Stats – 68/50/$388.90

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