TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Lisa Lulu – The Barry Abrams-Chantal Sutherland team has won at big prices this meet; another Unusual Heat.
Pocatello Wild Kat – Was closing well in a sprint last time; among many going around 2-turns for the first time.
Long Shot – Nena Ideal
Race 2 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Shesoprovocative – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much horse.
This Time Baby – Good second in last as a beaten favorite; Walther Solis adding blinkers on for this.
Long Shot – Warren’s Moon
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $49,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Flashover – Barry Abrams has another live one, this with Joe Talamo; won down the hill and excels on grass.
Jehan – Like the turn back in distance for this Mike Mitchell charge; expect her to rate and come flying late.
Long Shot – Value Stream
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Makit Till Midnite – Nose win disguises the fact she’s faster than that; well spotted to face winners for the first time.
Glow Girl Go – Ran like she needed the race, her first in a year; Chantal Sutherland subs for Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot – Catana Perez
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $46,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 4-year-olds and up
Top Feeling – Just missed in last off a year hiatus; tactical speed is good with the turf rail out 24 feet.
Alive for Six – Beaten favorite ran well in defeat last time; the mile distance suits him perfectly.
Long Shot – Ride Along
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $10,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Red Alarm – No one riding hotter than Victor Espinoza right now; like the turn back in distance to this elongated sprint.
Rockin Rose – Nice rallying win in second start off a year hiatus; has enough back class to repeat the race.
Long Shot – Sunny Peace
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $41,000, Claiming $50,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Alpine Yodel – Mare is much better on sod than synthetics; tactical speed is an asset with turf rail out 24 feet.
Welken – Claimed by Mike Mitchell off a nice win; beat some of these last time in a rousing finish.
Long Shot – Powerofvoodoo
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Bewitched Again – Logical chalk off the steep class drop by Doug O’Neill; hot riding Victor Espinoza is up.
Maeve – Leap of faith she’ll improve first time out under Jeff Mullins; suspect her best stride will come late.
Long Shot – Good Night Gyrene
Best Bet – Flashover (race 3)
Santa Anita Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$21.80; Long Shots, 8/2/$18.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 344/91/$581.60; Long Shots, 172/24/$242.00; Best Bets, 21/10/$44.80
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #3 Guanahani (7/2) in race 7 at Tampa Bay. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Stormin Yank ran third at Tampa Bay paying $2.20 to show. Stats – 21/14/$91.80