TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1–1 mile, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds
Personality Kid–Third start off a 2-month hiatus could be his best; rail post helps in a very difficult heat.
Mr. Bossy Pants–Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; pedigree to like 2-turns.
Long Shot–Afleet Eagle
Race 2–1 mile, Purse $27,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
El Greco–Has won two in a row and is dropped in class by Jorge Periban; race is his for the taking.
Hoist the Sail–Ran razor sharp for John Sadler, now is claimed by Jack Carava; like that Bejarano remains loyal.
Long Shot–Dr Zaentz
Race 3–7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Fine Time to Leave–If she repeats her last race, sheíll crush these; Mike Mitchell has had a terrific meeting.
Lunch Money–Outran her 11/1 odds last time when third; interesting that Rafael Bejarano switches to this gal.
Long Shot–Ivy by the Shore
Race 4–51/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
No Prodigal–Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; speed to control throughout.
Niger River–Class drop helped in last as he broke through with a career best race; needs to repeat the effort.
Race 5–1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $42,000, Claiming $50,000, Fillies, 4-year-olds
Cyprus Lady–Not real keen on betting a horse claimed away from Mike Mitchell; winner if she has one more left in her.
Yasinisi–She is fast enough, but definitely lacks a killer instinct; Alex Solis has been riding great.
Long Shot–Ditto This
Race 6–7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Coracao Beijo–Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; sheís fast enough already.
Foxy Approval–Figures to be way overbet with Rafael Bejarano taking over; parking lot post in an elongated sprint.
Long Shot–Sand Bridled
Race 7–11/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up
Romp–Big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot; chance to sit closer to the pace in this marathon.
Isipingo–Tepid favorite in another difficult race; he consistently runs fast races, just doesnít win enough.
Long Shot–Victorian Prince
Race 8–1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Cadeaux du Monde–Races first time as a gelding and first time with Rafael Bejarano; saves ground, grinds late.
Mort Robbins–Tepid favorite in a wide open affair; just missed last time in a solid effort.
Best Bet – No Prodigal (race 4)
Santa Anita Thursday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/5/$29.40; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.00
Santa Anita Totals – 1,249/307/$2,118.80; Long Shots, 607/93/$1,102.00; Best Bets, 73/29/$105.80
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #2 Wicked B. Havior (3/1) in race 8 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Nergal won at Keeneland paying $5.00 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.40 to show. Stats – 45/37/$274.70