By Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

Bullfighter – Ran well in debut from a parking lot post 12; tactical speed to get involved from the get go.

Elusive Destiny – Bounced to the moon in last after a nice return off a 16-month hiatus; chance to rebound tonight.

Long Shot – Brayden Buddy

Race 2 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

Seize Power – Educational debut for former Bobby Frankel aide Humberto Ascanio; suspect will improve with experience.

Kid Edward – Had traffic woes in mid-stretch or would have been closer; is bred to like a a grass route.

Long Shot – Outlaw Man

Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

Scottish Diamond – Been very productive since claimed by Jeff Mullins; tactical speed to stay involved throughout.

Six Pack Abs – Sliding down the claiming ladder for John Sadler; takes the blinkers off and adds Joel Rosario.

Long Shot – Doc On the Rock

Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, $100,000 Cal Breeders’ Champion, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Evening Jewel – Was flattered when Caracortado won a stakes on Saturday; she’s improving with each start.

Camille C – Speedy sort figures to provide the target; exits much harder open stakes for these Cal-breds.

Long Shot – Warren’s Jitterbug

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $26,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up

Mind the Minister – The parking lot post will surely enhance his odds; has back class and likes SA sod.

Polonius – Was chewed up last time dueling on a too fast early pace; big class drop can only help his cause.

Long Shot – Zappa

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

Irrefutable – Main part of an uncoupled entry from Bob Baffert; this one attracts main man Garrett Gomez to ride.

Solar Rocket – Another Bob Baffert colt who is working lights out; watch the tote board for clues on the FTS.

Long Shot – Good Measure

Race 7 – 1 1/8th miles (turf), $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap, 3-year-olds and up

Loup Breton – Not sure who he beat in U.S. debut, but he crushed them in cruise control; may be this good, this soon.

Proudinsky – Has thrived the last two winters in Arcadia; much tighter off the Citation, first start in 6 months.

Long Shot – Acclamation

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $49,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

Dapper Gene – Dead late closer should see plenty of high cheese; suspect his best stride will come late.

Monolingual – Clever win in last, moves up the class ladder; proved he does not need the lead to succeed.

Long Shot – Wiredfortwotwenty

Race 9 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds and up

Ace of Aces – Ran evenly in a difficult U.S. debut; he’s facing his maiden friends today, much easier task.

Royal Import – Bob Hess tries blinkers on tonight; big rider switch to Garrett Gomez for the money shot.

Long Shot – Hockley

Best Bet – Bullfighter (race 1)

Santa Anita Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/3/$14.00; Long Shots, 9/1/$10.00; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.80

Hollywood Final Totals – 443/118/$720.60; Long Shots, 217/31/$303.20; Best Bets, 26/13/$44.00

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #8 Happenstance (1/1) in race 2 at Turfway Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Pashito The Che ran second at Aqueduct paying $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats – 1/1/$4.50

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