By Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $44,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds

Timbavati – Rough trip in debut, plenty of excuses; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.

Royce – Exits a key race in debut when third to a couple of good colts; one step improvement puts him right there.

Long Shot – Imperial Pride

Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $44,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Aprisa Luna – Big run in debut to lose a neck; note she doesn’t use Lasix giving an edge to her opposition.

Miss Pleasant – Richard Mandella barn appears to be waking up from slumber; exits a key race at Hollywood.

Long Shot – Khendum

Race 3 – 1 mile, $100,000 San Rafael, 3-year-olds

Conveyance – Perfect in 2 starts, no tries 2-turns for the first time; pedigree suggests and outstanding miler.

Domonation – His pedigree and style lend itself to a distance of ground; best stride will come in the lane.

Long Shot – Via Verde

Race 4 – 1 mile, Purse $14,000, Claiming $10,000, 4-year-olds and up

Changing – A. C. Avila barn continues to earn paychecks every time out; cagey veteran appears ready for best effort.

Heroi Do Bafra – Red flag class dropper is a little too obvious for me; horses are not given away, not in this economy.

Long Shot – Rummysecret War

Race 5 – 7 furlongs, $150,000 Santa Ynez, Fillies, 3-year-olds

She’s Funomenal – Only scratched the surface of her ability; bred to race all day, she needs to settle and make one run.

Franny Freud – NY invader has crushed her Gotham bred rivals; she fared well in Canada, but imploded in the Frizette.

Long Shot – Amen Hallelujah

Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $32,000, Claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up

Cavanal – Ran a winning race for this class in last; subtle class drop can only help, clearly the one to beat.

Major General – Rafael Bejarano had choices and sticks with Mike Mitchell; expect improvement second off a layoff.

Long Shot – Skellytown

Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles, $150,000 San Fernando Handicap, 4-year-olds

Mythical Power – Draw a line thru the Malibu and his reseme looks strong; needed the race off an 8-month hiatus.

Papa Clem – Logical chalk has the strongest resume, but hasn’t won many; last photo came in the Arkansas Derby.

Long Shot – Viscount

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 8 feet), Purse $46,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Surfer Girl – Just missed in impressive U.S. debut last March; it was down the hill, which shows she can handle the turns.

Our Say Oui – Draw a line thru her synthetics debut; she is much better on grass, good enough to attract Garrett Gomez.

Long Shot – Rosey de Megeve

Race 9 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Purse $15,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Sarabella Mia – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; like the turn back in distance.

We Are One – Must draw in, but will be tough regardless; parking lot post with a short run to the first turn.

Long Shot – Glory Forever

Best Bet – She’s Funomenal (race 5)

Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/2/$9.80; Long Shots, 8/1/$11.20; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 261/68/$457.20; Long Shots, 130/18/$186.80; Best Bets, 16/8/$34.80

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #7 Pedrolino (3/1) in race 3 at Gulfstream Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, January Gent ran out at Aqueduct. Stats – 16/10/$62.60

News Headlines
Local Spotlight
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like