TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds
Uncle Jeep – Logical chalk is dropping in class and gets Garrett Gomez; Mike Mitchell needs to change his rabbit’s foot.
Hammurabi – Good looking debut with a promise of more; was flattered when Scorewithcater won his next start.
Long Shot – Cracked Code
Race 2 – 1 mile, Purse $32,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds
Major Rock Star – Draw a line thru his poor turf race and his resume looks fine; switch to Bejarano for the money shot.
Race Caller Luke – Was flattered in last when Feisty Suances won next time out; his race two back was even better.
Long Shot – For a Posse
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $48,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Vixana – There could be a speed duel between the chalk Everlasting Beauty and Ever So Pretty; that benefits the closers.
Grace Anatomy – Turns back in distance and picks up Garrett Gomez; a hot pace will greatly improve her chances.
Long Shot – Ever So Pretty
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $27,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Timias – Poster boy for synthetic surfaces, he adores them; John Sadler daring trainers to claim this horse.
Dadsalittleunusual – Was flattered in last when One Track Mind and Nima’s Pad both won next out; sitting on a big one.
Long Shot – Fado
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $52,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
My Maloof Rocker – Sharp win last time in open company, now returns to face Cal-breds; some may call this a class drop.
Warren’s Appeal – With the turf rail out 30 feet, speed will be at a premium on the grass today; Gomez should just send.
Long Shot – She’s a Real Keeper
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Natpolean – Was well bet in second career start and showed improvement; good combo of Victor Espinoza-Paddy Gallagher.
Secret Potion – Leap of faith that a second time starter for Jerry Hollendorfer will improve; need not be much.
Long Shot – Raise Again
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $57,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Moonshine Alice – Sharp SoCal debut, got run down late by the very good Ransom Captive; will be sharper today.
Royal Taat – Like the parking lot post coming down the hillside turf course; bit a a tough trip in the Monrovia.
Long Shot – Wickednwackyingrid
Race 8 – 1 mile, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds
One Vote – Tiny edge in a difficult finale; he is exiting faster paced elongated sprints for the stretch out.
J B Wine – Ground saving trip could spell the difference tonight; can Gomez and Bejarano duel to the wire again?
Long Shot – Mickey Rocks
Best Bet – Major Rock Star (race 2)
Santa Anita Sunday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/3/$12.80; Long Shots, 9/3/$35.40; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.80
Santa Anita Totals – 230/60/$403.00; Long Shots, 116/20/$239.00; Best Bets, 14/4/$15.80