TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 2 furlongs, Purse $36,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
Cat Dreamer – Beaten favorite in debut, she ran well enough to win most nights; Kitchingman adds Lasix today.
Chatty Lulu – Walter Solis has focused his barn on these baby drag races; win early pedigree by Rio Verde.
Long Shot – Got Tobe Rio
Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Areutrue – Should enjoy tonight’s class relief; last time he ran at this class two back, he ran a strong second.
Stormin Jack – Has run three good races over the Santa Anita Cushion track; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
Long Shot – Pathbreaking
Race 3 – 1 1/4 miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $61,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up
Uffizi – Lost to a superior foe last time in Dilemma; consistent sort has done well since coming here from Kentucky.
Firewood – Was flattered when Boule d’Or won a stakes next out; big rider switch to hard riding Corey Nakatani.
Long Shot – Tent
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up
Rhodine’s Kid – Really enjoyed the big class drop last time, first for a claiming price; subtle turn back in distance.
Master Cat – Hasn’t started in 13-months, but is returning in the softest spot imagineable; no shock with a good effort.
Long Shot – Pop’shand Are Hot
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $36,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Mark Set Go – Did everything but win last time off the claim for Mike Mitchell; similar effort can get it done tonight.
Chelcee’s Hope – Beaten favorite is now running for the price tag; has a lot of back class to refer to in this spot.
Long Shot – Exclusive Danielle
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds
That’s OK – You’ll have the advantage of seeing the tote board action on all the FTS; like the price and pedigree here.
Sayit – Been away 9-months since a hopeful debut at Hollywood; Vladimir Cerin has been using Martin Garcia a lot lately.
Long Shot – Mystical Woman
Race 7 – 1 mile, Purse $41,000, Claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds
Ididn’tdoanything – Ted West barn has been icy cold this meet; class relief makes this an obvious spot to rebound.
Fight On – Logical chalk off a sequence of good races; he has excelled over synthetic surface and race a 2-turn mile.
Long Shot – Booyah
Race 8 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $57,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Marzelline – Decent U.S. debut, something to build on anyway; she was favored over a competitive group, like her here.
First Take – Dead late closer hopes to see a quick pace to do her best; Yakteen switching to Michael Baze.
Long Shot – Darling Mambo
Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds
Hoods Up – Good looking baby has been given time to develop by Bob Baffert; best style is to sit and make one run.
Gone Grand – Speedball might find this to be a no passing zone race; continues sliding down the claiming ladder.
Long Shot – Scott’s Poppy
Best Bet – Mark Set Go (race 5)
Santa Anita Thursday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/3/$22.40; Long Shots, 8/2/$19.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 1,172/279/$2,083.70; Long Shots, 578/74/$930.20; Best Bets, 66/22/$97.00