TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $46,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
Lowther Street – Two dumb rides in a row have hurt his win chances; he needs to be settled on for one run.
Aitcho – Typical John Shirreffs baby is improving with racing experience; logical chalk off a good effort.
Long Shot – Deacon’s Cat
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Miss Dolce – John Sadler wins with few FTS making her debut win all the better; catch me if you can.
Life by R R – Was given a test drive in debut, then unleashed by Dan Hendricks in last; high ceiling also.
Long Shot – Deeveetee
Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $25,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
If Not for You – Rare chance to get a price on a Rafael Bejarano-Doug O’Neill charge; saves all the ground.
Moscow Rising – Has shown turf ability and now stretches back out in distance; will sit closer to the pace.
Long Shot – Warren’s Appeal
Race 4 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Suarez – Of the fillies with experience, she is the one who shows some talent; plays catch me if you can.
Spoolish – FTS from the Darrell Vienna barn; he is sneaky good with FTS so watch the tote board for clues.
Long Shot – Strapless
Race 5 – 7 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up
Idaho Joe – Taking a huge class drop to face these; exits a key race, doesn’t have to be much horse.
Twin Turbo – Rallied into a slow pace in last; like the turn back in distance for this elongated sprint.
Long Shot – Brooker
Race 6 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $56,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Kyniska – Hard earned win in U.S. debut for Bobby Frankel; suspect there is more in the gas tank.
Caprice – Exits a minor stakes for this much softer spot; easy to envision a Gomez-Bejarano stretch duel.
Long Shot – Kayd Kodaun
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, $70,000 Kalookan Queen, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Baroness Thatcher – She turns back in distance; Garrett Gomez will sit a trip and run the speed down late.
Dearest Trickski – Speedball has two issues in here; tons of early speed to duel and distance limitations.
Long Shot – Highland Torree
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Game A.P. – Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this bottom rung; his race two back would beat these.
Royal Seal – Logical chalk has shown a lot of hang so far; he’ll need a fast pace to do his best late.
Long Shot – River Lord
Best Bet – Miss Dolce (race 2)
Santa Anita Monday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/2/$11.20; Long Shots, 9/3/$33.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 67/16/$106.00; Long Shots, 32/5/$52.40; Best Bets, 4/2/$6.60