HORSE RACING

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $23,000, Claiming $20,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Red Alarm – Exits a turf trial that she apparently did not like; in an even race, why not vote for Rafael Bejarano.

Twoformeoneforyou – Tepid chalk in a 5-horse field where anyone can win; ground saving trip is a major factor.

Long Shot – Marquee Player

Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $20,000, Claiming $16,000, 4-year-olds and up

Souvenir Slew – Been away 8-months, but faced much tougher foes at Del Mar; tough to handle if heís ready.

Cousin Joe – Tepid chalk in another open race; was grinding late in last, but not nearly fast enough.

Long Shot – Swiss Ski

Race 3 – 61/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Desperate – Claimed by Mike Mitchell who is spot on to win the trainer title; figures to stalk and pounce late.

Steam Iron – Didnít run her best on turf, should relish the return to Pro-Ride; square price with Octavio Vergara up.

Long Shot – Shantikaís Dream

Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $10,000, 4-year-olds and up

Crimson Star – Leap of faith that backing Bejarano is usually a good maneuver; this is an impossible race to figure.

Rogue Scholar – Old-timer has lots of back class and speed; however, he has slowed down dramatically of late.

Long Shot – Justinplace

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Hot ën Dusty – Her last race, if repeated, is fast enough to crush these; Alex Solis must stick it out inside.

Justice Is Brief – Finished third in a similar condition last time out; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano.

Long Shot – Royal Heraldry

Race 6 – 61/2 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds

Unionize – Has run two races fast enough to typically graduate already; could he have some hang in him?

Speight the Halo – Been away 9-months since Del Mar; colt faced much tougher foes at Del Mar, tough if ready.

Long Shot – Margarita Shot

Race 7 – 61/2 furlongs (turf), $100,000 San Simeon Handicap, 4-year-olds and up

Prussian – Unleashed a fearsome finish last time to win down the hill; heís a potential grade 1 grass winner.

Desert Code – Ran out of his comfort zone in last going 1-mile; his down the hill exploits are already legendary.

Long Shot – Euroglide

Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds

Deep Pockets – Could be a useful claim for Kristin Mulhall; taken from Bob Baffert, you know heís got pedigree.

Deluxe Cat – Dead late closer figures to get a cozy parking lot trip; will be passing a lot of horses late.

Long Shot – Ata Benchmark

Race 9 – 1 ? miles (turf), $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Toque de Queda – Makes her stakes debut under Bobby Frankel; he has no shortage of terrific fillies, dirt or turf.

Black Mamba – She lost to another Frankel horse, Champs Elysees, when facing males; chance to rebound tonight.

Long Shot – Foxysox

Race 10 – 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds

Foreign Taurean – Even third in last and we know heís capable of better; switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.

Victory Knock – Slides down the claiming ladder, albeit he debuted in a 5-horse field; should improve in second start.

Long Shot – Kitty Caliente

Best Bet – Unionize (race 6)

Santa Anita Friday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/4/$31.80; Long Shots, 8/1/$16.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 1,347/331/$2,261.80; Long Shots, 655/100/$1,196.20; Best Bets, 79/32/$117.40

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #8 La Rocca (3/1) in race 10 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, More Than Willing ran third at Keeneland paying $2.60 to show. Stats – 51/43/$334.40

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