TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Ride Me Fast – Logical chalk ran well in debut and figures to only improve with experience; win early pedigree.
Elle a Gent – Ran like a rocket ship off a 6-month hiatus; strong entry figures to be in the mix throughout.
Long Shot – Distored Love
Race 2 – 1 1/4 miles, Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up
Uffizi – Has run three straight races good enough to beat this class horse; like that Rafael Bejarano stays loyal.
Isipingo – Rail skimming ride for Alex Solis; grinder finally woke up in last and ran the way he’s capable of.
Long Shot – On Fire
Race 3 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up
Deluxe Cat – FTS from Bruce Headley need not be much to handle this lot; he’s a 5-YO so he’s had plenty of time.
Olympic Force – This has to be one of the worst races carded in a long time; is this the third at Charles Town?
Long Shot – Thunder Bubbles
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $27,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Fado – Dead late closer figures to sit in arrears and make one run; has lots of back class to hold his form.
Hoist the Sail – Speedball leaves from the advantageous rail post; is in good form and has a comfort level here.
Long Shot – Skippy Due
Race 5 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies, 4-year-olds
No Cream Or Sugar – Should great improvement first race for Jack Carava; if she holds her form, she’ll be tough.
Proud Garrison – Jeff Mullins charge slides down to this bottom class level; figures to be competitive.
Long Shot – Jody’s Included
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $43,000, Claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds
Tommys Luck – Underachieved for Jeff Mullins, was just claimed by Ruben Cardenas; can rebound at a square price.
Storm Brave – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; tactical speed to sit a good trip with the rail out 30 feet.
Long Shot – Searchforthetruth
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Kneeling’s Pride – She looks cheap on paper, but the key is she’s won 5-times; big improvement for Jim Kasparoff.
Kulinski Rose – Narrow MSW win in last, now facing winners for the first time; will face some heat early on.
Long Shot – Unworldly Heat
Race 8 – 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds
Benezit – Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this very winable spot; hugs the rail and rallies late.
You Wood – Like the turn back in distance to this elongated sprint; suspect his best stride will come late.
Long Shot -El Diablito
Best Bet – Ride Me Fast (race 1)
Santa Anita Sunday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/5/$33.60; Long Shots, 8/2/$20..00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 798/198/$1,370.00; Long Shots, 394/59/$688.40; Best Bets, 46/16/$58.40
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #2 Gimmearoutine (3/1) in race 7 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Cammie’s Choice ran third at Aqueduct paying $2.10 to show. Stats – 19/15/$110.90=