TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
Paddy’s Magic – Big rider switch to Joel Rosario for the money shot; must leave the starting gate better.
Remember Mike – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; live rider in David Flores.
Long Shot – Learn the Sport
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Diferentkindagreat – Broke his maiden with complete authority; big class rise to face winners, looks like a runner.
Charlie and Chris – Claimed by Hector Palma away from John Sadler; hard to expect him to improve this colt.
Long Shot – Box Office Star
Race 3 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Ruffled Feathers – Saves all the ground inside for Alex Solis; covered up trip, should be rallying fast late.
Silver Heat – Tactical speed to sit a nice trip; she is an Unusual Heat for Barry Abrams that should adore grass.
Long Shot – Call Me Dutchess
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $14,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
Dynamalt – Claimed two back by Jack Carava for $25K; he drops his price in half in search of earning his money back.
Collato – Has run second in 3-of-4 starts; wouldn’t be surprised if he breaks thru with hot riding David Flores up.
Long Shot – Morton Owen
Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $44,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up
Viscount – Bob Baffert barn is hotter than hot right now; uncoupled entrymate Canyon Drive has a puncher’s chance too.
Riviera Cocktail – Above average U.S. debut at Del Mar for Neil Drysdale; could have a high ceiling.
Long Shot – Canyon Drive
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $40,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Gumption – Bruce Headley hires Joel Rosario; maybe he can convince this filly to win with strong late handling.
Fund Raiser – FTS from Bob Baffert; the barn is winning with everything, watch the tote board for clues.
Long Shot – Sabina Fay
Race 7 – 1 1/4 (turf), $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch, 3-year-olds and up
Presious Passion – Gets a fast and firm billiard table to run over; ultimate catch me if you can front runner.
Medici Code – Big rider switch to Garrett Gomez who had choices; saves ground, bides his time and fires fast late.
Long Shot – Artiste Royal
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, $300,000 Ancient Title, 3-year-olds and up
Gayego – Wasn’t his best in return, but it was more than good enough; this should prep him perfectly for the BC Sprint.
Supreme Summit – Highly regarded colt was dead game chasing lone speed; picks up the Mig, which can help his price.
Long Shot – Delta Storm
Race 9 – 1 1/8th miles, Purse $13,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up
Camisado – Cheap horses seldom win back to back, can this guy make it three in a row; best form in a long, long time.
One Chin Again – Exits the Cal Cup Classic, a much tougher heat than this; gets the great Kieren Fallon to ride.
Long Shot – Dadsalittleunusal
Best Bet – Gayego (race 8)
Santa Anita Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 20/7/$44.60; Long Shots, 10/1/$16.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.80
Santa Anita Totals – 151/34/$231.40; Long Shots, 76/13/$158.40; Best Bets, 9/6/$27.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #10 Laguna Amiga (2/1) in race 10 at Hawthorne. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Double Domino ran second at Belmont Park paying $4.40 to place and $2.70 to show. Stats – 147/110/$829.50