Post Time 1 p.m.
February 24, 2010 - 12:00 am
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $21,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Kiss’em for Me – How can you ride any better than Rafael Bejarano right now; seems to find another gear in the late stages.
Miss Seamless – Claimed by Doug O’Neill and spotted nicely to graduate; filly appears to be improveing regardless.
Long Shot – Warrens Matchmaker
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $20,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Tiger Blitz – Dropping down to the lowest class of his career; tactical speed to sit a nice trip versus common foes.
Sovereign Lord – Henry Moreno takes the blinkers and weight off for this; bugboy Reyes rode Cardiff Giant well at Oaklawn.
Long Shot – Exile
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $44,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Broken Silence – Parking lot post is fine down the hillside turf course; turns back in distance, expect a strong close.
Susan’s Wildcat – Another turning back in distance from route to elongated sprint; should also have energy for late.
Long Shot – Meili
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Optional claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Underground – Welcome to the Bob Baffert invitational; suspect his uncoupled entry will not duel each other early on.
Toro Bonito – Other Baffert figures to sit in arrears and make one run; won’t take much for a Baffert stable quinella.
Long Shot – Stevie’s Afleet
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies, 4-year-olds
Ultra Awesome – Last out winner is dropping in class for this; leap of faith that she has another good one for Rafael Bejarano.
Silent Stalk – Big class drop off a so-so race in last; she has a lot of speed, but tends to be her own worst enemy.
Long Shot – Multitasker
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $46,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up
Luckiest Man – Returns in a new barn, Peter Miller, after a 10-month hiatus; blinkers on and Rafael Bejarano too.
Hidden Blessing – Speedball has a good chance to steal with the turf rail out 30-feet; Joel Rosario on a speed mount.
Long Shot – Tribal Justice
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $49,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Via Veneto – Has an edge in recency over the favorites coming off layoffs; has shown steady improvement.
Alpha Kitten – Been away 13-months, showed a lot of talent beforehand; only question is if she’s tight enough.
Long Shot – Glorified
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds
Kim’s Leading Man – The Chantal Sutherland-Barry Abrams team has been lethal; saves all the ground and fires fast late.
Fermelia – Been a long time between drinks for Roger Stein and Alonso Quinonez; they have a live one here, we’ll see.
Long Shot – Roos On the Loose
Best Bet – Broken Silence (race 3)
Santa Anita Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/7/$75.60; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 644/164/$1,088.60; Long Shots, 322/48/$508.60; Best Bets, 39/15/$69.40
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #3 Golden Galleon (7/2). For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Colizeo ran out at Gulfstream Park. Stats – 38/25/$184.40