TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Moonskipper – Beaten favorite ran OK in dropping from MSW to maiden claiming; has the resume to run better today.
Extra Energy – Sprinter stretching out around 2-turns for the first time; Art Sherman taking the blinkers off to relax.
Long Shot – Victory Stand
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies, 4-year-olds
Da Bomb – Last out winner takes a subtle class drop tonight; has more than enough octane to win right back.
Lovely Lolly – Won a condition claimer in last, so this is a class rise; offers a lot of value at 8/1 odds.
Long Shot – Multitasker
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $49,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up
Cadillac – Lost to the red-hot Shadow of Illinois in last; dead late closer loves the hillside turf course.
Banner Lodge – Bean Cadillac at Oak Tree and is a deserving chalk; has tactical speed with the turf rail out 15 feet.
Long Shot – Position A
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Stylin Deputy – David Flores is booking his own mounts now; tells you he is a hungry rider, interesting.
It’s Partytime – Ran well in last off a 10-month hiatus; big shot as long as she moves forward and not bounces.
Long Shot – Michelle’s Love
Race 5 – 7 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Self Insured – Steady earner for Jeff Mullins; these are his friends, he keeps Joel Rosario, the one to beat.
Stand Tall – Running in great form and value with Felipe Valdez up; parking lot post to stalk the pace.
Long Shot – Raingear
Race 6 – 1 1/16th miles, $65,000 Paseana Handicap, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
St. Trinians – Mare is tested for class today; she could be a major player in the division if she steps up.
Silver Swallow – Excellent second last out in the Bayakoa; she faced tougher than these, logical chalk.
Long Shot – Floating Heart
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $44,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds
Locksley Hall – English import has faced huge and more talented fields; Garrett Gomez must carve a trip from the rail.
Mister Do It – Showing improvement with each start for Dan Hendricks; his turf try two back was competitive.
Long Shot – El Mirage King
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap, 4-year-olds and up
Neko Bay – Can turn the tables on the chalk at a square price; his best races have come over SA Pro Ride synthetics.
Furthest Land – Logical chalk won the BC Dirt Mile, shipped home, now returns; can he repeat the race at short odds.
Long Shot – Cherokee Artist
Race 9 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $10,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up
Doriprize – Dead late closer slides down to the bottom rung; should see plenty to cheap speed to set him up.
Turkish Victory – Speedball from the rail will have the task of playing catch me if you can; hot riding Victor Espinoza up.
Long Shot – Stormy Game
Best Bet – St. Trinians (race 6)
Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/0/$0; Long Shots, 8/3/$38.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 178/42/$285.40; Long Shots, 91/13/$139.00; Best Bets, 11/5/$19.40
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #4 Screen to Screen (3/1) in race 3 at Penn National. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Snowy Elegance won at Philadelphia Park paying $3.80 to win, $2.60 to place and $2.20 to show. Stats – 11/9/$55.80