TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/8th miles, Purse $16,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Kind Lady – In a cheap route race, speed can be the controlling factor; she figures to get a soft lead and keep going.
Warren’s Walk – She stretches back out around 2-turns; has some tactical speed so going long, she’ll sit close up.
Long Shot – White Angel
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $42,000, Claiming $50,000, 4-year-olds
Pistol Pete Afleet – Got a public workout in last chasing Rail Trip; he figures to be well meant today for a win.
Trevor’s Clever – Was completely outclassed in the Strub and not persevered with; has back class to run well today.
Long Shot – Jimmhy Da Brick
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds
Wolfgang – Looks like a race you could time with a sundial; ran a winning race for this class last time out.
Olympic Magic – Ron Ellis adds blinkers on, which should make him a tough customer; goes 2-turns for the first time.
Long Shot – Mont La Salle
Race 4 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $46,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds
Thorondor – Taking a steep class drop from open to Cal-bred company; showed ability in both career starts.
Jacob’s Little Bro – Ran evenly chasing a slow pace in sprint; stretching out around 2-turns, will sit closer.
Long Shot – Warren’s Tony R
Race 5 – 7 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies, 4-year-olds
Catch Candy – Steve Knapp wins most of his races on the drop, like this; like the turn back in distance too.
Snow On Christmas – Claimed by Bill Spawr and aggressively raised in class; consistent sort cashes paychecks.
Long Shot – Blame the Wine
Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Allowance, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Music Magic – Good second in her SoCal debut; second start off a 4-month hiatus, could improve even more.
Pinkarella – Speedball was raked in the grade 1 Las Virgenes; gets class relief and needs to a confidence builder.
Long Shot – Life By R R
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
My Maloof Rocker – Rail skimming ride for Joel Rosario; beaten favorite switches from open $50K to Cal-breds.
North Rodeo – Speedy sort should enjoy a lone speed lead and the turf rail out 30 feet; plays catch me if you can.
Long Shot – Paloma’s Flight
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $10,000, 4-year-olds and up
Flip the Penny – Ran a clunker in last as a beaten favorite; his race two back is fast enough to upset these.
Satellite – Deserving favorite is not big at stringing wins together; still he should be in the mix.
Long Shot – Greedy Way
Best Bet – Pistol Pete Afleet (race 2)
Santa Anita Wednesday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/2/$9.00; Long Shots, 7/1/$4.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 814/200/$1,379.00; Long Shots, 401/60/$693.00; Best Bets, 47/16/$58.40
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #3 Rightly So (8/5) in race 1 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Gimmearoutine won at Aqueduct paying $6.50 to win, $3.40 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats – 20/16/$123.70=